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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

When answering this question, it's important to understand the concept of government as held by Jefferson and set out in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson believed that governments exist...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021 11:18 am UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Jefferson's vision for the United States was that it would become an agrarian nation, composed of white yeoman farmers who owned their own lands. He viewed European societies, especially Great...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 7:20 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Thomas Jefferson is generally viewed as a very good or even great president. However, there were some shortcomings or failures during his presidency. One of the failures is that Jefferson owned...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2016 7:16 pm UTC

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Especially during his second term, Jefferson had to contend with growing conflicts between the French and the British. Both sought an elite status of supreme power in Europe, and Jefferson tried to...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third President of the United States, faced many challenges, both personal and moral in nature. First, his beloved wife, Martha, died in 1782 at age 33 as a result...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 9:28 pm UTC

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When Thomas Jefferson became President, after the House of Representatives broke the tie between Aaron Burr and Jefferson, he had specific goals he wanted to accomplish as President. Jefferson...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016 1:27 am UTC

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The domestic policy of Adams and Jefferson was many times driven by their backgrounds. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Republican Party, a Virginian planter, developed a domestic policy that...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2011 11:32 pm UTC

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In 1803, Britain and France under Napoleon re-ignited their hostilities, and American shipping became caught in their battles. Both Britain and France seized American merchant ships, and Britain...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2016 11:49 pm UTC

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The election of 1800 was the first truly partisan contest in American political history. Washington had recently passed away, and without a galvanizing figurehead to lead the United States, the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2017 7:24 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote that "all men were created equal" in the Declaration of Independence, had his own definition of equality. Jefferson did not view slaves nor Native Americans as...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 11:07 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's victory in the United States' presidential election of 1800 marked the triumph of his anti-Federalist forces against the Federalist Party. Many of Jefferson's policies during...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 4:31 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson certainly faced many obstacles, which should not be surprising for a leader of a revolution and founder of a nation. The other educator mentions some great examples. I will mention...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2018 4:03 pm UTC

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The first obstacle Thomas Jefferson faced was simply becoming the President. In the presidential election of 1800, Jefferson tied with Aaron Burr in the dysfunctional Electoral College. The House...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019 8:53 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Jefferson wanted people to be able to choose a path and work toward it without interference. People had the right to be left alone. You could choose your happiness without the government or...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2012 4:23 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

In Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, he speaks of a sacred principle of American constitutional government. Jefferson's personal values, as well as those of the founding fathers, can be...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2018 9:54 pm UTC

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By far the most important foreign event during the presidencies of both Jefferson and Madison was the Napoleonic wars raging throughout Europe. While there were periods of peace during both...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 6:35 pm UTC

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I would say that the election of 1800 could be termed a "revolution of 1800" by way of how it brought about a shift in United States politics through the victory of the Democratic-Republican Party,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 7:54 pm UTC

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Jefferson is sometimes viewed as one of the ideological fathers of the American Revolution, chiefly due to his authorship of "A Summary View of the Rights of British America" in 1774, and of course...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 12:38 am UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

President Thomas Jefferson certainly wished to keep the United States as neutral as possible when it came to the Napoleonic Wars being waged by Great Britain, France, and their allies. At first, it...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2021 1:39 am UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Hamilton and Jefferson's differences in relation to constitutional interpretation were ultimately grounded in their competing visions of what kind of country they wished to see the United States...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2017 3:41 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson’s election in 1800 can be called the “Revolution of 1800” because it was the first time in America’s short history that power passed from one political party to the other. This was...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016 8:36 pm UTC

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The short answer is that the primary cause of the War of 1812 was the British putting in place extraordinary maritime measures to prevent the American business interests from trading with other...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 2:19 pm UTC

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The Presidential election of 1800 was revolutionary in that it heralded the arrival of partisan politics in America. When George Washington was alive, it was possible to maintain some degree of...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018 10:20 am UTC

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The election of 1800 may well have been one of the most important in our entire history. This is because it was the first election in which the political party that had been in power lost and had...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2013 3:07 am UTC

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There are a couple of historical elements of importance in the election of 1800. The first would be that it was the first Presidential election in American History where a Democratic- Republican,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 10:35 am UTC

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Since this question asks what Thomas Jefferson did “to” America and not what he did “for” America, I would say that the best answer is that Jefferson more than doubled the size of the United...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2015 7:49 pm UTC

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson forged a strong friendship and alliance in the heady days before and during the Revolutionary war. They were united by a common cause—freedom from Great Britain and...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2019 3:24 am UTC

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One part of the case to be made for Jefferson being considered an ideological president was that he was the first Republican elected to the position. Jefferson was a major force behind the...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2013 12:45 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

In his First Inaugural Address, Jefferson lays out a role for the federal government that is very similar to the role that he put forth in the Declaration of Independence. He argues that the main...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2012 8:37 pm UTC

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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

Thomas Jefferson was our third president. He had many issues with which to deal while he was president. Most people give Thomas Jefferson good reviews on his two-term presidency. Thomas Jefferson...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 5:15 pm UTC

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The presidential election of 1800 was notable for being the first partisan contest in American political history. The campaign was extremely bitter and rancorous, with insults, smears, and personal...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2018 9:23 am UTC

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