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The Jefferson Administration. Objectives. After today’s lesson, you will: Define the weekly vocabulary terms accurately. Identify the chief accomplishments of the Jefferson Administration. Focus Question:. How important is it for a politician to keep the promises made during the campaign?.

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The jefferson administration

The Jefferson Administration


Objectives

Objectives

After today’s lesson, you will:

  • Define the weekly vocabulary terms accurately.

  • Identify the chief accomplishments of the Jefferson Administration


Focus question

Focus Question:

  • How important is it for a politician to keep the promises made during the campaign?


Jefferson s pivotal presidency

Jefferson’s Pivotal Presidency

  • Peaceful transfer of power

  • Shift in political ideology

    • “Revolution of 1800”

    • Instill republican values

    • Reverse Federalist betrayal

  • Fulfillment of the American Revolution


Electoral turmoil

Electoral Turmoil

  • The Election of 1800 ended in a tie

    • Jefferson tied his running mate,

      Aaron Burr

    • Election went to the House

      • Federalists controlled the House

      • Hamilton directed Federalists

        to “support” Jefferson

  • Led to the 12th Amendment


Jeffersonian economics

Jeffersonian Economics

  • Overturn Hamiltonian Measures

    • Eliminate the Whiskey Tax

    • Balance the Budget and reduce debt

  • How to do this


Economic policy

Economic Policy

  • Appointed Albert Gallatin to the Treasury Department

  • Eliminated tax on whiskey

  • Reduced the national debt

  • How?


Budgetary gymnastics

Budgetary Gymnastics

  • Increase revenue

    • Land sales

    • Interest from the Bank of the U.S.

  • Slashed government expenses

    • Cut size of the federal bureaucracy

    • Cut the military budget

  • Had long term consequences for the U.S.


Foreign policy

Foreign Policy

  • Control of the Mississippi River

    • France regained control of Louisiana in 1801

      • Immediate alarms among the U.S.

    • Jefferson sent envoys to

      purchase New Orleans

    • Negotiations shaped by the

      Haitian Revolution


Louisiana purchase

Louisiana Purchase

  • France offered to sell the Louisiana territory

    • Unable to regain control of Haiti

    • Proposed $15 million for the land

  • Jefferson made the deal

    • Loose interpretation

      of the Constitution

    • Doubled the size of

      the U.S.


War between britain and france

War between Britain and France

  • War continued in Europe

    • Both nations interfered with American shipping

    • Britain continued to “impress” American sailors

  • What should Jefferson do?


Summary

Summary

  • In a short, two-three sentence reply, explain what was the most important thing you learned in class today?


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