Strict Constructionists And Jefferson Dbq Analysis

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Jefferson DBQ The characterization of Jeffersonian Republicans being strict constructionists opposed to federalists, who are more broad constructionists is accurate to a certain extent. Jeffersonains believe that the constitution should be followed and that true theory of the constitution is the wisest, but sometimes the two views mix together. Between the Jeffersonian Republicans and the Federalists, there were unclear lines as to how the constitution was to be treated. Jeffersonains would say that the constitution is a “superior” law while federalists would argue what is written can be altered. John Marshall shows both sides saying, “If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary
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