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  • 1. The Jefferson Presidency AP US History
  • 2. Jefferson in his own wordsOn slavery:•  “There must doubtless be an unhappy influence on the manners of our people produced by the existence of slavery among us. The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other…..”•  "I wish the treatment of the native Americans was the only blot in our moral history, and that no other race had higher charges to bring against us. I am not apt to despair, yet I see not how we are to disengage ourselves from that deplorable entanglement. We have the wolf by the ear and feel the danger of either holding him or letting him loose….”
  • 3. Monticello
  • 4. University of Virginia
  • 5. Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson vs. John Adams Democratic Federalist Republican “Revolution of 1800”Peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another
  • 6. ELECTION OF 1800 ELECTORAL COLLEGE 80 70 ELECTORAL VOTES 60 50 40 30 20 10 0Votes 73 73 65 64 1
  • 7. Aaron Burr•  Meant to be Jefferson Vice- President•  Challenges Jefferson for the Presidency•  Election decided by the House of Reps.•  Jefferson winsResult•  12th Amendment•  Electoral College has TWO votes•  One vote for President•  One vote for Vice President
  • 8. Louisiana PurchaseHaiti
  • 9. Haitian Revolution
  • 10. US purchases Louisiana Purchase from France for $15 Million
  • 11. Jefferson’s Dilemma •  Jefferson believed in strict construction of the Constitution (the President only had the powers listed in the Constitution) •  Jefferson has no Constitutional power to purchase land •  Jefferson turned to loose construction
  • 12. Hamilton – Burr Duel
  • 13. First Barbary War (1801-5) Marine Hymn From the halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli;
  • 14. Impressment: kidnapping Americans to serve in the British navy

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