TO what extent did jefferson violate his constitutional principles when he accepted the louisiana purchase? I really need help answering this :/Weegy:
Jefferson was not a Delegate at the Constitutional Convention; he was not involved in the creation of the Constitution, so I'm not sure what you mean by his Constitutional principals. He didn't live in America when it was created. Jefferson's only involvement in the creation of the Constitution was that he wrote letters to James Madison from France during the creation period.
As President, Jefferson advocated the Louisiana Purchase. Here is the quote from Wikipedia.com:
The purchase was a vital moment in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. At the time, it faced domestic opposition as being possibly unconstitutional. Although he felt that the U.S. Constitution did not contain any provisions for acquiring territory, Jefferson decided to purchase Louisiana because he felt uneasy about France and Spain having the power to block American trade access to the port of New Orleans.
If your question was: "What was the Constitutional issue regarding the Lousiana Purchase?" The answer would be: The tenth amendment. Here is the text of the tenth amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Since the power to purchase land is not specifically granted to the Federal Government by the Constitution, the Federal Government, per the tenth amendment, does not have the power to buy land.
That should cover it. BE CAREFUL! Your teacher probably doesn't know that Jefferson was not involved with the creation of the Constitution. Here is a link to the list of delegates at the Constitutional Convention:
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