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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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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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