Thomas Jefferson


Jefferson had destroyed political traditions. From his contradictions
and defecting his priciples, Jefferson destroyed the political precedent
and is a exemplatory hypocrite, which can be seen throughout his
administration.

Jefferson was an admired statesman who was grappling unsuccessfully
with the moral issue of slavery. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the
Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery his whole life, yet he never
freed his own slaves. He championed Enlightenment principles, yet never
freed himself of the prejudices of his soceity. Jefferson was extremely
hypocritical in the issue of slavery. Jefferson was a plantation owner
early in his life, and had slaves working ...

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was hypocritcal in his
acquisition of the Loisiana territory. In Jeffersonian principles, large
expansive governments were bad, and small was good. This was a antithesis
of that principle. Jefferson knew that the acquisition of the Loisiana
territory was beneficial to the welfare of the U.S. According to the
constitution, nowhere in the constitution is the acquisition of land a
right of the government, Jeffersons' predisposition was to strictly go by
the constitution (as seen with the national bank controversy), this is
another contradiction during his administration. Since the appropriation of
the Lousiana territory was important for the expansion of the united states,
he temporarily dismissed his principles, therefore destroying political
traditions.

Another hypocritical event during Jeffersons' administration was his
acceptance of the National Bank. Early in Jefferson's political career,
Jefferson had debated with Hamilton on whether to have the National Bank.
"When this ...

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