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  • Supported states' rights
  • Interpreted the constitution
  • Const.
  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • SOLD
  • Jefferson was a supporter of individual and state rights. During his presidency, he reduced the size of the federal government on multiple occasions, because he was an avid anti-federalist. As well as that, he also increased voting rights so non-landowners could vote as well.
  • Lewis and Clark
  • During Jefferson's presidency, he held the constitution to a strict, "no interpretation" standing. He believed that the constitution was static, and what is said on there is the furthest any interpretation can go. He rejected the idea of implied powers.
  • Civilization Program
  • Even though Jefferson believed in "no interpretation" of the US Constitution, it is not stated on the constitution that the Louisiana Purchase can happen. He went through the purchase, however, which doubled the size of the USA and cost a total of 15 million dollars.
  • Re-Election
  • Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition to explore the areas purchased from the Louisiana Purchase. He tutored them in various subjects to prepare them for their expedition. Their main goal was to find the rumoured Northwest Passage.
  • Jefferson refuted the contemporary notion that Native Americans wereinferior. He beleived that they were equal in every way to people from European descent. He adopted the "Civilization Progam" which secured peace treaties between the Americans and Natives.
  • Jefferson was re-elected in 1804 and served a second term in office. He ran against Charles Pinckney, and won by 162-14. Promoting Jefferson's achievements of the Louisiana Purchase, lower taxes, and an improved economy. 
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