Consequences of the Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase has often been described as one of the greatest real estate deals in history, but there were some issues that concerned Americans of the day. Many wondered how or if the United States could defend this massive addition of land. Many New Englanders worried about the effect the new addition might have on the balance of power in the nation. Further, Jefferson and Monroe struggled with the theoretical implications of the manner in which they carried out the purchase, particularly in light of Jefferson's previous battles with Alexander Hamilton concerning the interpretation of limits of constitutional and presidential powers. In the end, however, the desire to purchase the territory outweighed all of these practical and theoretical objections.
Source: Louisiana Purchase #1
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