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Thomas Jefferson supported the territorial expansion of the US for the progress and successful domination of the Western Hemisphere by a Republican agrarian society Thomas Jefferson held firmly to the belief that this domination would occur naturally and function in balance with the absence of governmental interference resembling the laws of supply and demand The US he believed would become a nation of yeoman farmers only by expanding and utilizing the vast expanse west Thomas Jefferson strongly believed that the Constitution of the United States of America should be strictly interpreted With this strict interpretation the government would have limited powers in purchasing land In 1803 Thomas Jefferson deviated from those beliefs in support of territorial expansion Thomas Jefferson purchased the land between the Mississippi River extending to the Rocky Mountains This purchase The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the US Thomas Jefferson in support of expansion sent out an expeditionary team to explore the west soon after In 1804 Lewis and Clark traveled the vast unexplored territory reaching the Pacific in 1806 The purpose of this expedition being to document the conditions of the land and to report the Native American presence that may prohibit the expansion of the empire of liberty Thomas Jefferson felt that expansion would alleviate the burdens associated with concentrated populations like poverty and homelessness Thomas Jefferson and James Madison negotiated over 53 land cession treaties with Indians These land cessions were in direct support of advancing settlers The government later followed in the enterprising spirit of exploration and expeditions would continue west of the Mississippi River These expeditions yielded profitable results and undreamed of resources that promoted continual progression Southerners viewed the expansion as an opportunity to expand the institution of slavery and the economic prosperity of cotton and sugar cultivation National leaders were interested in maintaining a balance of power and this conflict of interest
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