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Unformatted text preview: Ch.11 The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic 1800-1812 • 1800 election, 2 pol. parties; Feds.: J.Adams, strong c.gov., public order; Jeffers.: T.J., agrarian purity, liberty, states’ rights; Jeffers. would have to use fed. auth.- Federalist and Republican Mudslingers • Feds. Alien&Sedit. Acts gave supporters to Jeffers.; A.Ham. split w/ J.Ad. over war w/ Fr., wrote pamphlet vs. J.Ad.; war preps. swelled public debt, started new taxes; left w/ a “all dressed up but no place to go feeling”; J.F. accused of robbing a widow, fathering slave kids, wanted sep. of church & state- The Jeffersonian “Revolution of 1800” • J.F. won 73 to 65; N.Y. went to J.F.(b/c of A.Burr); tied w/ A.Burr; supposed to be broke by H.ofReps. (controlled by Feds.); a few Fed. decided to not vote, so it went to J.F. ; J.Ad. was last Fed. Pres.; J.F. called the electionof1800 a “Revolu” b/c it was a return the “orig.spiritofRevou.”; J.Ad. & A.Ham. betrayed ideals; J.F.’s mission: restore republican exper., check growth of gov. power, halt decay of virtue- Responsibility Breeds Moderation • J.F. inaugurated Pres. 3-04-1801 in Wash. (new capital); inaugural address: “The will of the majority is in all cases to prevail’; “that will be rightful must be reasonable; the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression”; “we are all Republicans, we are all Federalists”; As for foreign affairs: “honest friendship w/ all nations, entangling...
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