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@Enigmatic Soul, "and that's about the time I realized that Enigmatic soul was the goddamn Loch Ness monster!"
Actually though, he didn't negotiate with the French, in fact he didn't originally want the land. His ambassadors negotiated for the land and told Jefferson after they bought and he basically just said "oh well I guess this'll work" Yes I'm fun at parties
@TriangleTesticles, I haven't heard that before. Do you have a source for it? Love to read up about it!
@Captain Mal, I was taught that in high school history class so I guess my source would be an American history textbook. Basically Jefferson was very conflicted about it because he followed a very strict interpretation of the Constitution and it did not state anywhere in the Constitution that land could be annexed to the United States, so when the ambassadors bought the land, he wasn't too happy about it because he didn't like they were assuming it was ok. However the transaction was already made so there was nothing he could do about it and had to work with it
@TriangleTesticles, My highschool textbook said he believed in Manifest Destiny and wanted the land. Can't be sure about any source really, even the accepted ones differ at points.
@TriangleTesticles, he had sent his ambassadors to negotiate for the port of new orleans for up to $10 mil. Napoleon counter offered with the entire louisiana river valley cause he really needed the cash, and they settled on $15 mil before anyone in the americas had heard of the change of plans. So, you were sorta right
Its like me with my mom
Me:mom give me pls 10bucks
Mom:what 6 bucks why do you need 3bucks?
I have 3$ , oh and an army that will take it for free if you don't accept the deal
@HesitatingPenguin, you're either much less informed than me, or slightly more informed than me
@Welcommatt,$ 3x5* million
@HesitatingPenguin, or about $247 mil in today's dollars.
Well back then $3 was like $(random number)
@Pool boy till I die, Well, according to one inflation counter, $3 in 1803 is roughly equal to $62 today.
That was like $100 in ye olde days
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