10.2- Jeffersonianism Cont'd

10.2- Jeffersonianism Cont'd - Jeffersonianism Contd II...

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10/02/08 Jeffersonianism Cont’d II. Jefferson as a Lockean Liberal -Jefferson is demystifying government -taking away the arcane facets of government associated with monarchy -government simply an agent created by the people to protect their rights -p345- “the legitimate powers of government…neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket” -government secures the property earned by moral labor -p354- “With all these blessings…a wise and frugal government…restrain men from injuring one another…own pursuits and industry” -the American ideal of a laissez-faire government -often read as anti-commercial as opposed to the capitalist market society -inappropriate and incorrect reading -p352- “wise nation…rich productions of industry…reach of mortal eyes” -p354- “equal rights use of own faculties…” -devotee of economic growth and development in a market society -principally an agrarian market society III. The “Agrarian Ideal” -vision of an agrarian society growing into the west -progressive -linked capitalism to an egalitarian America
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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10.2- Jeffersonianism Cont'd - Jeffersonianism Contd II...

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