Title

U.S. National Security and Party Politics: The Consensus on Louisiana, 1789-1803

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Abstract

With the two hundredth anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, it is appropriate to once again examine the developments surrounding this sea change in American history. The purchase has been celebrated as the result of the vision of one man, Thomas Jefferson, and as the beginning of the great western expansion of the U.S. Yet the purchase should be understood not simply in the context of western expansion but also of a young republic's quest for national security.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.2307/40023080

Publication Date

11-2003

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