The ideal society of Jefferson and his followers varied greatly to the federalists’ ideal society. The Jeffersonian Republicans wanted their society to have a central government that barely controlled the lives of the independent farmers. They preferred to have a strong state government. The sole purpose of the government was to protect one’s liberties that the Constitution granted. Jefferson expresses his ideal society in Document B when he talks with the Presbyterian minster, Samuel Miller. It shows that the civil powers are the presidents alone and no other authority even God can direct the religious exercises of his people. Jefferson’s idea turned out to be a fantasy because the nation was becoming more industrial and urban which needed more control then he once envisioned.
Jefferson alike Washington was not in favor of war. In fact, he created the Embargo Act of 1808 in effort to prevent war. The Embargo Act did not allow ships to leave the port for any foreign destination, which would prevent them from provoking fights with hostile ships. This led to a period of economic depression. Document C displays a cartoon, “OGRABME, or The American... [continues]
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