Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

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What were the aims of Jefferson's presidency?

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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 represented the Democratic-Republican Party. Jefferson’s beliefs closely reflected the goals of the Democratic-Republican Party. President Jefferson wanted to reduce the size and the influence of the federal government. He believed the federal government had become too large and too power. To reduce the size of the federal government, President Jefferson wanted to reduce taxes. If the government took in less money through taxes, the size of the government and the spending of the federal government would need to...

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