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4. Compare and contrast Washington’s and Jefferson’s approach to domestic policies during their administrations. Thomas Jefferson’s Administrations (1800 – 1808) - significance of the transition of government from one political party to another - Jefferson sought to restore gov. back to the will of the people – republicanism - believed in small gov. - least gov. is the best - the encouragement of agriculture over industry - supported virtually no taxation; believed money earned should stay in hands - of the people that earned it - a tight constitution - Jefferson’s goal was to restore republican government and reform the federal government - He thought the federalist party rule had threatened republican government. The federalists levied oppressive taxes, stretched the provisions of the constitution, and establ a bastion of wealth and special privilege in the creation of a national bank and expanded the powers of the central government at the expense of the states. - Encouraged a frugal, limited government; reduction of the public debt; respects for states’
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