Kim 1Hannah KimMr. Wilder Period 210 November 2015Discussion GuidePeriod 4: 1800 - 1848The Age of Jefferson1.I agree that Jefferson’s victory signaled a return to the true principles of the American Revo-lution in his vision of bringing the nation to limited federal government as of the Articles of Confederation once desired. 2.Jefferson’s objectives in reforming the government included a nation of small farmers, promised education, reversing the growth of the federal government, reducing the military and strict isolation from European affairs. They did represent the revolution he described in his inaugural address by his beautifully phrased statement of democratic principles. “The willof the majority is in all cases to prevail…that will be rightful must be reasonable; the minor-ity possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppres-sion.” In attempt to allay Federalist fears, Jefferson declared, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” As for foreign affairs, he pledged, “honest friendship with all nations, entan-gling alliances with none.”3.To an extent Jefferson violated the Constitution with the Louisiana Purchase in how he ques-tions the constitutionality of buying the land because of the fear Napoleon may change his mind and the land opportunity for farmers was too good to pass up. The decision was worth itin the way it upheld Jefferson’s goals expanding land for small farmers.