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Unformatted text preview: 10/25 Election of 1800 and the T ransfer of Power • Electoral tie between Jefferson and Burr o Both republicans • Election by Congress • Alexander Hamilton o Opposes Jefferson but hates Burr more o tells Federalists to vote Jefferson • James Bayard o Only congressman from Delaware, votes Jeff. • The 12 th Amendment o Party politics, distinguishes between Pres. and Vice-Pres. • Judiciary Act of 1801 o Creates series of new Federal courts o Gives jobs to their friends • First peaceful transfer of power in American History Jeffersonian Simplicity • The new federal city • Jefferson’s inaugural o “All rebuplican, all federalists” o Tries to remove party divisions • Principles o Agrarian republic “yeoman society” Doesn’t want to advance commerce o Constructionist Government can’t do things unless explicitly stated in constitution o Fiscal conservative Reduces foreign policy expenses o Small military o Low taxes • Federalist view of Jefferson...
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- federal city Jefferson, Opposes Jefferson, Jefferson o Hypocrite, power Jefferson