By Jessica Tosi, Allison Blais, and Arielle Silver
I want to keep our government small!
It all began when Jefferson won the Election of 1800. It was a tough battle between Burr and Jefferson, so Hamilton swayed the public to vote for Jefferson, breaking the tie.
The Louisiana Purchase
Sold to the man in front!
I want it! I want it!
The night Adams was supposed to leave office, he appointed many new judges. Marshall was in charge of these appointments, but he gave his job to Madison. Jefferson was against the appointments, and told Madison not to deliver them. However, when Marbury never received his, he got angry and brought this to court. The Supreme Court practiced their new power, judicial review, and declared the law that allowed Marbury to bring the case to court unconstitutional.
Hamilton vs. Burr
The Americans wanted to expand their nation, despite Jefferson's belief of having a small government. They started to move to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, through the natural passage through the Appalachian Mountains, the Cumberland Gap.
Even though Jefferson wanted to keep the government small, when Napoleon offered him the land of Louisiana for $15 million dollars, he went ahead and bought it. Jefferson just couldn't resist that deal.
Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel because Hamilton interfered with his political career. Hamilton didn't want to kill Burr, so he shot above his head to show his respect. However, Burr was determined to kill him, so he shot him dead.