Philip L. Carret Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition
This is a guide to the Philip L. Carret Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition. The essay competition was endowed in 1997 and was designed to have students reflect on the principles and ideals in Thomas Jefferson's life and career.
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase gave the United States a vast interior empire and raised significant social, economic and constitutional issues. Analyze and evaluate the decision-making process which led to the Purchase. Also, explore the implications of the Louisiana Purchase.