Project 1 [Copy]

Project 1 [Copy]

Published on 8 June 2022
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Democratic/ Republican Party
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      THOMAS JEFFERSON
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--Washington and Jefferson met & developed a great respect for one another --Both were masters of great Virginia plantations. They served together in the Virginia legislature and in the Continental Congress -- When asking Jefferson to join his cabinet, Washington described him as 'a man of whom I early imbibed the highest opinion.” -- During his time as Secretary of State, Jefferson often believed Washington was too  under the influence of Hamilton. -- Washington DID NOT wish for political parties because he knew it would create seperation between the people.
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Why Washington chose Jefferson as Secretary of State
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; Mostly made up of farmers and plantations owners therefore they emphasized local and humanitarian concerns, states’ rights, agrarian interests
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Feared a strong national government/ wished for a stronger state government Opposed Constitution & believed that limited the powers of the federal government Believed in protecting the working classes, merchant, farmers and laborers
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Democratic/ Republican Party Beliefs
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Thomas Jefferson's Accomplishments 
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While Secretary of State (1790 - 1793)
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supported the French as America’s natural allies
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As President
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authorized the Louisiana Purchase author of Declaration of Independence authorized the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Alexander Hamilton (federalist)
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Thomas Jefferson (anti- federalist)
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supported strong central government, (Secretary of Treasury) disagreed with Thomas' political views loose interpretation of the Constitution
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supported states rights (Secretary of State disagreed with Alexanderś political views strict interpretation of the Constitution
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SIMILARITIES TODAY 
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Democratic/ Republican vs Libertarian; Believing both in more individual rights// freedom of choice Both leaning more left wing Supporting same sex marriage while also the ownership of a fire arm
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How has political parties divided our country Ratification of the Constitution Roe v Wade Civil War
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Unfortunately, political status still divides us greatly today. We each have a different perspective on how we should go about major issues occurring in our world today. It has gone farther than just race, gender or religion. Different groups each have their own strong moral and opinions. This can include topics like taxes, gun control, same sex marriage, whether environmental laws should be stricter or not.
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Luckily, IT IS UP TO US.
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