I am deaf and living in Oswego, NY near 50 years*.
I an interesting and fantastic about his life and he was the great man of his President years. He recuse United State Military Academy at West Point, NY because U.S.M.A. was abandoned for a year and he knew about that and wanted to save U.S.M.A., kept operated this military campus. We thanked him for rescuing Military institute. While we were lived in West Point, NY. Also He did break the rule from the US Congresses... Therefore, He accepted and purchased the Louisiana Purchase from France, without approval from the US Congresses. Later the two explorers went through to Oregon from Louisiana. The Congress were realized that he was right.
* We moved here from West Point, NY in the 1968 of the summer.