Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

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How can Thomas Jefferson be seen as an ideological President of the United States of America?

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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 "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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