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The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

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  1. The Man, The Legend…aka Long Tom…aka Red Fox The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

  2. Revolution of 1800 • Jefferson wins by a majority of 73 to 65 electoral votes • Jefferson and Burr are deadlocked • Mission to restore the republican experiment • Peaceful and orderly transfer of power to another party • “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists”

  3. Louisiana Purchase, 1803 • Napoleon induced the King of Spain to give France the Mississippi region of Louisiana • Jefferson sends James Monroe to Paris to buy as much land from the French as $10 million could get • If it didn’t work, Jefferson would consider allying with the British • Napoleon decides to sell all of Louisiana for $15 million

  4. Louisiana Purchase, 1803 • Jefferson becomes conscience stricken • Believes in strict interpretation of Constitution • Constitution says nothing about purchasing land • Senate approves of the treaty

  5. Louisiana Purchase, 1803

  6. Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806 • Jefferson’s agrarian republic is realized! • Jefferson sends his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis and army officer, William Clark on an adventure • Two and a half year expedition • Yields info on science, maps, and knowledge of the region • Demonstrated viability of passage to the Pacific

  7. Tripoli Naval War, 1801-1805 • Reduced the military to 2500 • The U.S. would set and example by shunning military force and winning friends through “peaceful coercion” • Pirates of the N. African Barbary states were used to being bought off • Pasha of Tripoli became dissatisfied with American payments for “protection”

  8. Tripoli Naval War, 1801-1805 • Declared war on U.S. by cutting down our flag • Jefferson dispatches the navy “To the shores of Tripoli!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYajuqIYA_w • Peace treaty is signed in 1805 at the bargain price of $60,000

  9. Aaron Burr Conspiracy • Dropped from the administration in the 2nd term, Aaron Burr joins with a group of Federalists to plot secession. • Hamilton exposes the plot! • Burr challenges Hamilton to a duel to avenge his honor • Burr meets up with General James Wilkinson and plots (again) to separate the western part of the U.S. from the east • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y

  10. Aaron Burr Conspiracy • They planned to expand their new confederacy with invasions of Mexico and Florida • General Wilkinson learns that Jefferson knows of the plot and Wilkinson betrays Burr • Burr is arrested for treason • He is acquitted and flees to Europe where he urges Napoleon to make peace with Britain and attack America • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y