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Fourteenth EditionChapterAmerican DestinyAmerican DestinyNarrative of a NationJeffersonian Democracy6
Jeffersonian DemocracyJeffersonian DemocracyJefferson Elected PresidentThe Federalist ContributionThomas Jefferson: Political TheoristJefferson as PresidentJefferson’s Attack on the JudiciaryThe Barbary PiratesThe Louisiana PurchaseThe Federalists DiscreditedLewis and Clark
Jeffersonian DemocracyJeffersonian DemocracyThe Burr ConspiracyNapoleon and the BritishThe Impressment ControversyThe Embargo ActJeffersonian Democracy
Jefferson Elected PresidentJefferson Elected President
Jefferson Elected PresidentJefferson Elected PresidentElection 1800: Republicans won in February 1801 with an electoral vote of 73 to 65Both Jefferson and Aaron Burr had 73 votesHouse of Representatives was deadlocked for over 35 votesHamilton exerted influence in favor of Jefferson (who may have promised to preserve Hamilton’s financial system and continue Washington-Adams foreign policy)
Jefferson Elected President (cont'd)Jefferson Elected President (cont'd)Election 1800: Republicans won in February 1801 with an electoral vote of 73 to 65February 17, 1801: Jefferson became president and Burr vice president12th Amendment drafted (ratified 1804) providing for separate balloting for President and Vice President
The Wild Election of 1800 The Wild Election of 1800
The Federalist ContributionThe Federalist Contribution
The Federalist ContributionThe Federalist ContributionMarch 4, 1801: Jefferson took oath of office at new national capital, Washington, D.C.Federalists had been moderate until fear of Republican strength led them to attempt revolution in 1798Failed and led to landslide for Republicans at Congressional level in 1800
The Federalist Contribution (cont'd)The Federalist Contribution (cont'd)U.S. passed test and transferred power and changed policy peacefullyInformal party system had demonstrated its usefulness
Thomas Jefferson: Political TheoristThomas Jefferson: Political Theorist
Thomas Jefferson: Political TheoristThomas Jefferson: Political TheoristWorried about U.S. as debtor nation that might become enslaved to its creditorsAlso disliked banksWanted society to remain one of small independent farmers because he believed all government was a necessary evil at best
Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist (cont'd)(cont'd)Disliked Hamilton’s desire to commercialize and centralize government and his pro-British orientationThought human beings basically selfishSuspected blacks were inferior to whitesFelt human race had unlimited potentialBelieved in democracy
Jefferson as PresidentJefferson as President
Jefferson as PresidentJefferson as PresidentNew administration marked by style and moderationPositions included:

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