Following another two year retirement at Monticello

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Following another two year retirement at Monticello, Jefferson was thrust back into the  political spotlight when he ran for President against the Federalist candidate John  Adams. Suffering a narrow defeat, Jefferson assumed the role of Vice President, which  he treated lightly and somewhat cavalierly. In opposition to the administration he served  in, Jefferson secretly authored a treatise against the expanding powers of the federal  government, later known as the Kentucky Resolutions. In the election of 1800, Jefferson again faced Adams but this time emerged victorious,  after a protracted electoral controversy between him and his eventual Vice President,  Aaron Burr. Jefferson's Presidency was characterized by a gradual shift toward strong  federalist initiatives, which increased the power of the executive branch and of the  national government writ large. Most prominent among these policy decisions were the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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