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in what condition did thomas jefferson leave the united states after his presidency?
in what condition did thomas jefferson leave the united states after his presidency? please be specific. like what did he do that left it in that condition.
- Charles KLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
After his presidency the United States was stronger and a powerful country in the world. Thomas Jefferson left the United States after his presidency twice bigger with the purchase of Louisiana . He promoted the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Jefferson envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state . He favored states' rights and a strictly limited federal government. Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers. He reasserted his moral opposition to slavery. ----------------------------------------- Jefferson repealed many federal taxes, and sought to rely mainly on customs revenue. He pardoned people who had been imprisoned under the Alien and Sedition Acts, passed in John Adams' term, which Jefferson believed to be unconstitutional. He repealed the Judiciary Act of 1801 and removed many of Adams' "midnight judges" from office, which led to the Supreme Court deciding the important case of Marbury v. Madison. He began and won the First Barbary War (1801–1805), America's first significant overseas war, and established the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802.
In 1803, despite his misgivings about the constitutionality of Congress's power to buy land, Jefferson bought Louisiana from France, doubling the size of the United States. The land thus acquired amounts to 23 percent of the United States today.
In 1807 his former vice president, Aaron Burr, was tried for treason on Jefferson's order, but was acquitted. During the trial Chief Justice John Marshall subpoenaed Jefferson, who invoked executive privilege and claimed that as president he did not need to comply. When Marshall held that the Constitution did not provide the president with any exception to the duty to obey a court order, Jefferson backed down.
Jefferson's reputation was damaged by the Embargo Act of 1807, which was ineffective and was repealed at the end of his second term.
In 1803, President Jefferson signed into law a bill that excluded blacks from carrying the U.S. mail. Historian John Hope Franklin called the signing "a gratuitous expression of distrust of free Negroes who had done nothing to merit it."
On March 3, 1807, Jefferson signed a bill making slave importation illegal in the United StatesSource(s): http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/jeffleg.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
- ?Lv 45 years ago
Jefferson would not have lasted 2 seconds as a politician in todays environment. He was a great writer but a terrible speaker. He also was lousy at finance so that bodes ill as well. On the religious aspects, you are spot on. Jefferson, like many of the founding fathers, were not overly religious. Jefferson was definitely not. The others would be somewhat observant.
- rich kLv 61 decade ago
There's no way to answer a question that broad in the space available in this forum, any meaningful discussion of the ramifications of Jefferson's presidency would fill a library shelf.