How Did Thomas Jefferson Support State Government

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After the election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson was elected president. Jefferson was a Republican, and favored state governments. During his presidency he was willing to cooperate with the Federalists, but he wanted the Republicans to gain control of the judiciary. One of Jefferson’s greatest accomplishments as president was the Louisiana Purchase, where he doubled the size of the United States. The election of 1800 began a Republican dynasty, and eventually led to the disappearance of the Federalist Party. Thomas Jefferson favored small farmers, and a state government. Although Jefferson respected the Federalists, he did not favor many of the policies put into place by the former president. He immediately suspended the enforcement of the Alien and Sedition Acts. Jefferson reduced the federal bureaucracy, and expenses were drastically cut, including the size of the army. The excise taxes were repealed, and federal income was limited to land sale proceeds and customs duties. Jefferson also changed the land sale policy, making it easier for small farmers to acquire land. When Thomas Jefferson took office he was determined to regain control of the judiciary from the Federalists. He demanded that Congress repeal the Judiciary Act of 1801 put in place by the Federalists, and…show more content…
Jefferson created many opportunities, and did a lot of good for America. He doubled the size of the U.S. with the Louisiana Purchase, and he began the Federalist dynasty, eventually leading to the Era of Good Feelings. Thomas Jefferson also did some harm to America. By passing the Embargo Act the U.S. could no longer trade with, or buy any goods from Britain or France. The cutoff of trade proved disastrous to the United States economy, and led to unemployment, and poverty. Although Jefferson favored small farmers, and state governments, America began to see a glimpse of the more powerful government, and the Industrialization to
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