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Thomas Jefferson The Country’s Greatest President
1. Background and Education Father: Peter Jefferson Like most sons of land owners, he studied land surveying Graduated from William and Mary University in Williamsburg, VA Tall, red-headed, quiet
2. Political Beliefs
3. Accomplishments Prior to becoming President Wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence Wrote the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom Created the University of Virginia Served as an ambassador to Europe from the United States
4. The Election of 1800 Democratic-Republican Candidates: Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr
4. The Election of 1800 Federalist Candidates: John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney
4. The Election of 1800 Adams would have won re-election, perhaps easily, had Alexander Hamilton not split the Federalist Party
4. The Election of 1800 Instead, the Democratic-Republicans won the election Both winning candidates, Jefferson and Burr, received 73 electoral votes Election was settled the House of Representatives after 35 votes Hamilton swings the election to Jefferson and angers Burr
4. The Election of 1800 John Adams, the 1 st President to live in Washington, D.C., leaves before Jefferson’s inauguration Jefferson’s Inauguration takes place on March 4, 1801 in Washington, D.C. the 1 st done there The unfinished White House and Capitol were just about the only buildings in town
4. The Election of 1800 Federalists fear what Jefferson will say will he start a new revolution?
5. Accomplishments made during early part of Jefferson’s 1 st term Appointed Albert Gallatin as Secretary of the Treasury Cut military spending Reduced the army from 4000 to 2500 men Reduced the navy from 25 to 7 ships Reduced national debt from $83 million to $45 million Cut ALL internal taxes

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