Why did Jefferson send ambassadors to France 1803? To avoid war and help frontier farmers, Jefferson sent a message to Ambassador Robert Livingston in Paris. He wanted Livingston to discourage France from taking over Louisiana, but if that didn’t work, to try to buy New Orleans and Florida.
What did Thomas Jefferson do in the Louisiana Purchase? Jefferson drafted an amendment that would authorize the purchase of Louisiana retroactively. But Jefferson’s cabinet members argued against the need for an amendment, and Congress disregarded his draft. The Senate ratified the treaty in October of 1803.
Why does Jefferson believe that the fact that Spain ceding Louisiana and Florida to France works most sorely on the US? Why does Jefferson believe that the fact that Spain ceding Louisiana and Florida to France “works most sorely on the US”? Jefferson believes that this shift of power on the continent will significantly change US foreign policy.
What problems did Jefferson faced with the Louisiana Purchase? He feared tyranny of any kind and only recognized the need for a strong, central government in terms of foreign affairs. He was concerned that the Constitution did not address the liberties that were protected by the Bill of Rights and did not call for term limits for the president.