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Unformatted text preview: As a political leader, Jefferson replaced Franklin as minister to France. Jefferson believed in state’s rights and was against ratifying the Constitution. When the Constitution was ratified, Jefferson believed that it should be interpreted strictly. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He thought state and local governments should be able to administer their own laws with no interference from the federal government. Jefferson’s most famous achievement came when he pushed through the Louisiana Purchase. This doubled the amount of land that the United States now controlled. After his presidency was over, Jefferson returned to his home in Virginia. In 1818, he founded the University of Virginia. Jefferson died on July 4 th , 1826....
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