How can Thomas Jefferson be seen as an ideological President of the United States of America?
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 "Revolution of 1800." This was a shift in federal governmental policy from the Federalist point of view. It sought to bring the Republican focus into federal government. Emphasizing "laissez faire" ideals and a smaller view of centralized authority,...
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