Chapter 11 The Triumphs and Travails of the Jefferson Republic
Federalist and Republican Mudslingers pg.211-213
New taxes were the effect of the war preparations which increased the public debt. Terms
Alien/Sedition Acts (1798)
Aroused critics from the Jeffersonians and other enemies.
War with France
War preparations had raised the public debt and led to new taxes.
“the father of the American Navy” made unnecessary military preparations.
Was an atheist; people had feared him
The Jeffersonian “Revolution of 1800” pg.214-215
Thomas Jefferson beats John Adams in the election of 1800.
Thomas Jefferson beat John Adams by a majority of 73 to 65 electoral votes.
Wire-puller; Turned New York to Jefferson and Virginia.
Slave population gave the white southerners a bonus that helped Jefferson.
Responsibility Breeds Moderation pg. 216-217
The success of Jefferson’s Party was the first party overturn in American history. Terms
Became the president on march 4, 1801.
“The will of majority is in all cases to prevail”
Had a weak voice and unimpressive platform presence.
Rule of pell-mell
Seating without regard of rank
Jefferson was effective in the informal atmosphere of a dinner party
Jeffersonian Restraint pg.218
Albert Gallatin had lowered the national debt through strong economy. Terms
Neutralization Law of 1802
reduced the requirement of 14 years of residence to the previous 5 years.
Secretary of Treasury to Jefferson; believed that a national debt wasn't a blessing
he reduced the national debt with a strict economy
The “Dead Clutch” of the Judiciary pg. 218-219
Judiciary Act of 1801created sixteen new federal offices but quickly was disbanded.
Remained as a president until 9 o’clock signing the commissions of the Federalist Judges.
Sponsored Judiciary Act
Judiciary Act of 1801
passed by the expiring Federalist Congress; created 16 new federal judgeships and other judicial offices.
quickly repealed the act and kicked out the 16 newly seated judges
New secretary of state
Jefferson, a Reluctant Warrior pg. 219-220
The leader of Tripoli declares war on the United States.
Jefferson preferred to make the military smaller
was forced to bend his thoughts of not using military force when the leader of Tripoli informally declared war on the United States
The U.S. paid Tripoli $60,000 for the release of captured Americans
The Louisiana Godsend pg. 220-222
Napoleon Bonaparte sell Louisiana and abandons his dreams.
convinced the king of Spain to give Louisiana land area to France in 1800
decided to sell all of Louisiana and abandon his dream of a New World Empire
went to join Robert Livingston in Paris in 1803 to buy as much land as he could for $10 million.
Louisiana in a Long View pg. 222-224
Thomas Jefferson sends his personal secretary to explore the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase. Terms
along with James Monroe, negotiated in Paris for the Louisiana land area
signed a treaty on April 30, 1803 ceding Louisiana to the United States for $15 million
sent his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark to explore the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase.
The Aaron Burr Conspiracies pg. 224-225
Hamilton accepts Burr’s challenge and gets killer (shtot). Terms
Jefferson's first-term vice president
after being dropped from Jefferson's cabinet, he joined a group of extremist Federalists...
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