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In the election of 1800

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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  Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States just as it transformed it  into an unwitting empire, and later the Embargo Act, which unsuccessfully attempted to  put a chokehold on all foreign trade and instead put a severe crimp in the American  economy. During Jefferson's two administrations as President, he weathered several storms, 
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  • Aaron Burr. Jefferson, eventual Vice President, protracted electoral controversy, national government writ, hostile judiciary wing

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