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Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency. 1801-1809. The Beginning. March 4, 1801 Thomas Jefferson is the first President inaugurated in the new capital city of Washington D.C. He delivers his first inaugural address. This address outlines what he feels are the essential principles of government. .

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Thomas jefferson s presidency

Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency

1801-1809


The beginning

The Beginning

  • March 4, 1801

    • Thomas Jefferson is the first President inaugurated in the new capital city of Washington D.C.

    • He delivers his first inaugural address. This address outlines what he feels are the essential principles of government.


First inaugural address

First Inaugural Address

  • Essential Principles of Government

    • “equal and exact justice to all men”

    • “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations”

    • “the support of state governments”

    • “the preservation of general government”

    • punishment for those who choose to revolt

    • compliance with the decisions of the majority


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First Inaugural Address

  • Essential Principles of Government Cont…

    • “a well disciplined militia”

    • honest payment of debts

    • maintaining a sound economy

    • proper distribution of information

    • freedom of religion

    • freedom of the press


Barbary wars

Barbary Wars

  • May 1801

    • Pasha of Tripoli declares war with the United States because President Jefferson refused to make the immediate payment of $225,000 and the annual payment of $25,000.

    • On the 20th Jefferson sent the first naval fleet to the area.

      • The ships included the President, Philadelphia, Essex and Enterprise.

Map of the Barbary Wars

Original Map can be found at:

http://www.mariner.org/usnavy/caption_pages/06a_BarbaryWars.htm


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Barbary Wars

  • In his first annual message, Jefferson addresses the Barbary Wars.

    • He justifies his actions of sending a naval fleet to the Mediterranean.

    • He also outlines the reasons the Pasha of Tripoli declared war with the United States.

Map of Tripoli

Original map can be found at:

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/libya/tripoli/tripoli.html


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Barbary Wars

  • 1803 – Jefferson faces much criticism for his decisions made regarding the war

  • The Philadelphia runs aground in the Tripoli Harbor and it crew and captain are taken captive

  • He is forced to make several command changes.

    • 1801- Commodore Richard Dale

    • 1802 – Commodore Richard Morris

    • 1803 – Commodore Edward Preble

Nautical Map of Tripoli

Original map can be found at:

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/libya/tripoli/maps/roux_1764_pl_55.html


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Realizing that there was no way to recapture the Philadelphia, Commodore Preble devises a plan to destroy the ship

February 4, 1804 the Philadelphia was destroyed.

August 3, 1804 the first attack against Tripoli took place when the Constitution’s guns fired on the city.

September 1804 – the final battle took place in the Tripoli Harbor

September 1804 – Commodore Barron arrived with backup for Commodore Preble

Commodore Barron, who is senior in rank to Preble, continued the blockade and started looking for a new way to peace

Shortly after Commodore Barron arrive, Commodore Preble retired

June 4, 1805 after the Pasha of Tripoli had been replaced, a treaty was made with the United States and the prisoners were released.

Barbary Wars


Louisiana purchase

Louisiana Purchase

  • April 30, 1803

    • Robert Livingston & James Monroe signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris

    • The United States paid $15 million for the land, roughly 4 cents per acre

    • The purchase added 828,00 square miles of land west of the Mississippi to the United States

    • July 4 the Louisiana Purchase is publicly announced

Original treaty can be found at: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals_iv/sections/louisiana_purchase_treaty.html


Maps of the louisiana purchase

Maps of the Louisiana Purchase

The original maps can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/hstaa432/lesson_4/louisiana.html


Lewis and clark expedition

Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • January 18, 1803

    • Jefferson asks Congress for funds to explore the land west of the Mississippi

    • His goal is to find a water route to the Pacific

  • May 1804

    • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart on the expedition

Map of Lewis and Clark’s Route

Original map can be found at:

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/archive/maptrack_b.html


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Lewis and Clark Expedition

  • January 18, 1803

    • Jefferson sends a secret message to congress regarding the Lewis and Clark Expedition

    • In this message Jefferson asks for permission to establish trading with the Indians

    • The original message can be found at: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=17


Second inaugural address

Second Inaugural Address

  • Delivered on March 4, 1805

  • Stresses the importance of American neutrality in matters of foreign affairs

  • Outlines the Louisiana Purchase and the processes by which the original inhabitants of the land will become citizens of the United States

  • Stresses the importance of harmony amongst all inhabitants of America


Embargo act of 1807

Embargo Act of 1807

  • 1803 - Renewal of the Napoleonic Wars between France and Great Britain

  • America was once again trapped between the two nations

  • Jefferson wanting to stay neutral proposed an embargo on all foreign trade

  • This was highly unsuccessful and devastated the American Economy

  • The Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 was put in place to repeal the unsuccessful Embargo Act


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