Launching A New Nation: Thomas Jefferson By: Vitoria DoCarmo and Anne Vitalino
The votes were in and Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied! Luckily, Alexander Hamilton, was the tie breaker and decided Thomas Jefferson deserved the Presidency.
Yay! I won!!
Oh no! I lost!!
Madison, I plead thee not to deliver this to Marbury.
As John Adams was the previous President, he had made some last minute appointments, midnight judges. Jefferson did not agree with these appointments, for they were all federalists. He made sure that the men appointed would not receive their commission.
Alrighty, Mr. President!
Jefferson's actions were found unlawful. The man entitled to his commission was known as Marbury. The court case was Marbury v. Madison, and this case was helped decided by John Marshall. Marbury was granted the "Writ of Mandamus" and won his case.
Marbury, you ARE entitled your commission. I shall fix this for you right away!
Westward expansion was at large during Jefferson's Presidency. Here, Americans are migrating westward across the Appalachian Mountains.
What a steal! I'll take it all!
The Louisiana Purchase was a big role in the Westward expansion. Napoleon Bonaparte had offered to sell the whole of the Louisiana territory for only fifteen million dollars! Jefferson could not resist such an offer and took at in an instant, disregarding his small state government ideals.