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Response to Louisiana Purchase

Posted by jwilhelm21 on December 29, 2009

I’m perturbed my the dilemna the Louisiana Purchase presented in terms of congressional approval and executive power.  While I feel the Lousiana Purchase was a historical event that helped propel the United States towards the status of a world power, I question Thomas Jefferson’s decision to make the purchase without congressional approval.  However, I feel that democracies excel at delaying any definate decision and oftentimes leave two or more parties equally unsatisfied.  I had these thoughts about the Louisiana Purchase because me and Alberto have been having conversation about the advantages of an absolute ruler (which I know is a dirty word to Americans).

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