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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his political attitudes and theories.
A follower of Thomas Jefferson or a proponent of his politics.

Jef′fer·so′ni·an·ism n.


the political theories, doctrines, or policies of Thomas Jefferson, especially rigid interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, belief in an agrarian economy, states’ rights, and in the political acumen of the ordinary citizen. — Jeffersonian, adj.
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Anticipating a central theme of The Conservative Mind, he roundly criticized the "collective action" of the New Deal that breeds "corruption and waste" and argued that only the spirit of Jeffersonianism "is able to restrain [its] evils.
Parrington, "The Heritage of Jeffersonianism," in Main Currents in American Thought, vol.
The widespread phenomenon of taking Madison's word for things underlies new books on the Early Republic, constitutionalism, Jeffersonianism, and Madison appearing on a regular basis.
Jackson's overwhelming victories against Indians in the South and the British at New Orleans allowed Americans to reimagine a failed war as a victory for their honor and injected hubris into Jeffersonianism.
At a time when Jeffersonianism was already starting to lose its grip on the public mind, Taylor writes, "Bryan's concern for the common people--many of whom were relatively poor--did not include using the federal government to solve their poverty problems.
Though he admired the traditional virtues he observed in American small towns on his first visit in 1921, (19) he was also feared that monopolistic commercialism would soon triumph over democratic Jeffersonianism.
He envisioned a commonwealth in which working people would receive their fair share of the nation's resources, and Guthrie did not seem to care whether the means for achieving this community came through communism, Christian socialism, populism, Jeffersonianism, or traditional American radicalism.
71) Tucker became a vocal spokesman for Jeffersonianism and an outspoken critic of Federalist constitutional theory.
Regarding the intersection of history, the machine, and the garden, a 1984 conference at Michigan State yielded five articles--some of which discuss Marx, Henry Nash Smith, Jeffersonianism, and so on, specifically--in the section called "The Role of Ethics and Values in Agriculture," in Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Farming Systems, eds Thomas C.
Kelly first sets out the two conflicting political ideals that have characterized our neighbour's history since the Revolution, Jeffersonianism and Hamiltonianism.
Here, as there, the anti-entrenchment position risks assuming a crude Jeffersonianism that proves too much.
Those familiar with Babbitt's critique of Rousseau's affirmation of "the natural man," what Babbitt calls in Democracy and Leadership Rousseau's "glorification of the instinctive and the subrational" (97), and with his critique of Romantic expansiveness in general will not be surprised at Babbitt's criticisms of Jeffersonianism.