Thomas Jefferson

by: Addy

His Talents

  • Architect
  • Inventor
  • Musician
  • Gardener
  • Linguist
  • Inspiring writer
  • Ploitical Think
  • Anthroplogist
  • Farmer
  • Surveyor
  • Mathemtician
  • Sculptor

Things Jefferson did in his revolution of government

1. Wanted to make the government more democratic, providing all people with equal rights

2. Encourage all citizens to work together

a. Problems are settled by the will of the people no matter what political party they were from

3. Jefferson believed in states rights and rule by majority

a. He wanted to limit the authority of the federal government to power specifically stated in constitution

b. Jefferson thought state government were closer to the people that the

c. Laissez-faire

4. Jefferson wanted to cut the federal budget and lower taxes (Albert Gallatin) secretary of the treasury

a. Pay off national debt

b. Encouraged agriculture and trade

c. Simplify government

d. Avoid high cost of war and defense

e. Cut military spending

f. Cut army and navy

g. Cut staff

h. Reduce government spending

i. Opposed a national bank, but kept it in tacked

5. Ended all internal taxes

a. Only tariffs on imports and revenue from sale of western lands

b. Paid for roads, education, arts, and other public works

6. Did not revenue the hated alien and seduction act

a. He passed a new naturalization act

b. 5 years residency requirements and for citizenship.