The Constitutional History Of The United States Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrancis Newton Thorpe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Spain and could maintain a more active control of the navigation of the river. Recognizing the public danger, Jefferson, in a private letter2 recorded his conviction that whatever foreign power possessed New Orleans it must be the natural and habitual enemy of the United States, and he instructed Livingston, our minister to Paris, to enter into negotiations for the acquisition of the island of Orleans and the two Floridas. At this time Napoleon was contemplating the execution of a mighty colonial policy. New France should again take its place on the map of America, and the decision secured half a century before on the Heights of Abraham, should be reversed. In consequence of this imperial dream, Livingston at first received scant attention, but disaster soon overtaking the Emperor compelled him to abandon his colonial scheme, and Livingston was informed that France would sell Louisiana to the United States. Though not an unexpected opportunity, it was one that could never occur again. The transaction was speedily carried through. On the thirtieth of April, 1803, the United States, by a treaty signed at Paris, acquired the entire Louisiana 1 See pp. 101-104. April 18, 1802; Works, IV, 431. 350 CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PURCHASE. country for fifteen million dollars.1 The inhabitants were incorporated into the Union, and were to be admitted to all the rights of citizens of the United States as soon as possible. They were guaranteed the protection of their liberty, property and religion.2 By a reciprocity clause the port of New Orleans was made free for twelve years to the manufactures and commerce of France, Spain and their colonies, but no other nation was favored in like manner. The Federalists quickly assailed the constitutionality of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Spain and could maintain a more active control of the navigation of the river. Recognizing the public danger, J...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217579485

ISBN - 13:9780217579483

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