Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fact of the Day: Jefferson Exception

For most of his political career, Thomas Jefferson believed in a strict philosophy that anything that wasn't specifically mentioned in the U.S. Constitution could not be done without an amendment. That was until the Louisiana Purchase (which doubled the size of the United States of America) where mere congressional and presidential approval was just fine on the matter. 

7 comments:

Huggybear said...

Hmmm
Interesting - some things in the USA haven't changed.
Your amendment that sanctions the bearing of arms.
I don't see the French, English, Spanish or Russians coming back to reclaim their "once" territories.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Dascha said...

That is really interesting Adam!

xoxo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Funny how we always "bend" when it's in our best interests.

Pat Hatt said...

Guess it depends on what it was and how much it could help him

bj said...

I agree, Debra....

stephen Hayes said...

Most politicians change their opinions when pursuing their personal agendas.

Martha said...

It's interesting how things can be changed sometimes...