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The Peaceful Revolution I. New Federal Government A. Thomas Jefferson 1800 B. “Peaceful” transition of federal government from F to J-R II. Republican Agrarianism A. -“Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God” B. Englishman Thomas Mathus’ Essay on the Principles of Population (1798) C. America’s population explosion D. Jefferson ambassador to France in 1780s 1. Expansionism – a nation of small family farms around rural communities 2. Results = Environmental damages; Native American removal III. The Louisiana Purchase
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Unformatted text preview: A. Louisiana = SpainFrance 1800 B. Spain closes port of New Orleans to Americans in 1802 1. Jefferson seeks negotiations to buy New Orleans for $2 million C. Napoleon needs $$ to fund his army = 1803 Louisiana Purchase $15 million D. Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-06) IV. Political Goals A. Reduce the natl. debt by cutting taxes, slash military spend. & reduce staff members. 1. Army = 4,000 2,500 Navy = 25 7 B. A simple, non-invasive, and small federal government C. Reverse Federalists Policies...
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