By Stephanie P. Newbold

Examine of Thomas Jefferson's legacy in public management.

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Initially, Livingston and Monroe were hesitant to accept Napoleon’s offer because “Livingston’s authority had not extended to making territorial arrangements; he had been instructed merely to inquire into possibilities and prices” (Malone 1970, 289). 40 Napoleon and the American ambassadors agreed to a The Presidency 33 payment of $11,250,000 to France in 6 percent stock and another payment of $3,750,000 for claims over French citizens living in the territory. S. counterparts to enter United States ports.

Anything less was unacceptable to the new administration. The Federalists took little issue with Jefferson’s appointment strategy; it was, however, his decision to remove a host of Federalists from their administrative positions in the executive branch that caused them to criticize his executive judgment. What is even more important to remember is that Jefferson came into office with an organized plan that largely focused on ways to reverse Hamilton’s fiscal policy initiatives to reduce the national debt dramatically.

S. ambassadors feared the president’s reaction regarding their inability to acquire the needed territory, especially because Secretary Madison had specifically outlined these expectations to Monroe prior to his crossing the Atlantic. He reminded his fellow Virginian of the administration’s zero tolerance for any negotiation efforts that did not include acquisition of these territories for the United States: The President will expect, that the most punctual and exact communication be made; of the progress and prospects of the negotiations; and of the apparent dispositions of the Governments of France and Spain towards the United States.

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