Napoleon’s plan to revive the French colonial empire in North America alarmed President Thomas Jefferson. What did Jefferson do?
President Jefferson sent James Monroe to France in 1803. Monroe negotiated the Louisiana Purchase. The US paid approximately $15 million for 828,000 square miles of territory, more than doubling the size of the US.
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