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jefferson s kentucky resolves
Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

That the...states

composing the United States of America

are not united on...


to their general government

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

that, by a [contract]

under the...title

of a Constitution for the United States,

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

they [made] a general government

[and] delegated to that government certain definite powers

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

reserving, each State to itself,

the...right to

their own self-government

(10th Amendment)

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

and that

whenever the general government

assumes undelegated powers,

its acts are



and of no force

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...


according the Jefferson,

only the states

can decide if the federal government

has overstepped its powers

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Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolves...

Federalists argued

that “We the PEOPLE”—not the states—

had made the contract

with the federal government—and that

it was up to the Supreme Court

to nullify unconstitutional laws

jefferson s election revolution of 1800
Jefferson’s Election: Revolution of 1800

(1) Peaceful transfer of power

(from one political party to the opposing one)

through ballots, not bullets

(2) Jefferson’s famous Inaugural quote:

“We are all Republicans;

we are all Federalists.”