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1. How did Thomas Jefferson go against his political principles in making the Louisiana Purchase?

It can be argued that his taking liberties with the Constitution in the name of need and expediency would lead to future Presidents feeling justified with a continual increase in the elasticity of Article I, Section 8, Clause 18. Jefferson should rightly be remembered for the great deed of purchasing this enormous tract of land. But one wonders if he might regret the means in which he earned this fame.
2. What was the key reason for the War of 1812? What was the key result of the War of 1812?
(1). 1. Both Britain and France were interfering with American trade and were taking American ships.
2. The United States believed that Britain still not treating it as an independent country, and was actually providing Native Americans with guns to attack American settlers.
3. The United States also wanted to take Canada from Britain, and Florida from Spain.
(2). England had to send ships, supplies, and troops three thousand miles across the ocean to fight against the Americans.
England was at the same time fighting a war with France in Europe.
3. How are Native Americans viewed in the U.S. today?
If Natives live off their reservation, all taxes - local, state and federal apply to them just as any other citizen. They do not receive free health care in the least unless they are on welfare just like any other citizen of this country, and if they live on the reservation; some reservations pay for the crappiest clinics known to man, and some don't even have that. They don't receive government checks for "being Native". They don't get rich by having casinos on their reservations;
4. Events/issues/attempted compromises that led to the Civil War
•Nullification controversy. South Carolina threatened to secede over issues relating to tariffs. •Mexican-American War. There was conflict over whether this war was mainly for the purpose of gaining more slave territory. •Fugitive Slave Act. This was part of the Compromise of 1850 that was, in turn, made necessary by the Mexican-American War. This law made many Northerners upset because it forced them to help return escaped slaves to slavery. •Kansas-Nebraska Act. This law reopened the issue of slavery in territories where it was already supposed to have been settled by the Missouri Compromise. It led to the conflicts in “Bleeding Kansas.” •The Dred Scott decision. This decision precluded any further compromises by declaring that Congress could not legislate on the topic of slavery in the territories. •John Brown’s raid. His attempt to start a slave rebellion and reactions to it in the North made the South very unhappy. •The election of Abraham Lincoln. This was the cause of secession since the South felt Lincoln would rule in ways that would only help the North.
5. Advantages/Disadvantages/Strategies of North and South during the War

Northern advantages
 superior leadership in Abraham Lincoln
 greater population – 22 million people
 military power – a five…