Thomas Jefferson

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Noun1.Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United StatesThomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
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In Federalist New England, Jeffersonians sacrificed antislavery criticism at the altar of democracy for whites as did other northern radicals, foreign and native.
My choice seemed especially easy where the differences among different delegates' accounts might well be explained by a decision on Madison's part that in light of his trouble with other Jeffersonians after 1787, he would scrub language that might make clear where he had acted against what came to be stock Jeffersonian principles.
Despite losing the fight in 1789 to prevent the Constitution's ratification, the Jeffersonians controlled the federal government through their Democratic Party for most of the pre-Civil War era.
But what Jeffersonians ought to know by now is that they will never carve a new state out of the wilds between Roseburg and Redding.
One expects an assessment of Adams's work, perhaps an analysis of its subject and past historians' views, and hopefully, given Wills's reputation, an evaluation of Adams's role, the role of the History, or the role of the Jeffersonians, in the making of America.
When they charged the Jeffersonians and Jacksonians with hypocrisy for holding slaves while preaching liberty, Wilentz detects a political tactic devoid of moral foundation.
Beyond that remarkable bit of faux-omniscience, it's a bit of a problem even to describe "the Greeks," bound up by common ideals, each pulling an oar for the "consent of the governed." In his Life of Lycurgus, the ancient biographer Plutarch gave a mixed accounting of those supposed Jeffersonians at Sparta, one of the Greek city-states represented at Salamis: "First and foremost, Lycurgus considered children to belong not privately to their fathers, but jointly to their city." At birth, Spartan children were brought to a community council that decided whether each was fit to live.
The Jeffersonians oppose vouchers for three reasons: 1) They will punch a gaping hole in the constitutional wall separating church and state, a wall that has served us well for over two centuries.
To the victors belong the spoils of writing history, and history departments have been dominated since time out of mind by Jeffersonians. Not surprisingly, then, just about all that most of us have heard about the pre-Marshall Justices has not been particularly good.
He explained to visitors: Opposed in death as in life.") Regardless of political orientations, American politicians all claim to be Jeffersonians. Few, if any, will admit to being Hamiltonians.
Flaumenhaft correctly indicates that "histories alone cannot supply an adequate view of Hamilton's political science," but I am sure that he would agree that a political history of the great controversies of the 1790s between the Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians would make an extremely useful supplement to his volume.
McGuffey was a political conservative who supported the Hamiltonians rather than the Jeffersonians; his Readers reflect his point of view.