Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thomas Jefferson

3rd president of the United States; first time opposing party wins the elections; Revolution of 1800 – peaceful transfer of powers; removes excise tax, keeps other Federalist programs; Naturalization Law of 1802 – changes from 14 to 5 years to become a citizen; tries to impeach Samuel Chase; reduced army and navy; sees Louisiana purchase as unconstitutional, but agrees to it anyway; tries to keep neutrality with Britain & France using the embargo

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