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A Growing Nation American Adolescence. The Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson V.S. John Adams Both parties tossed wild charges at one another

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1 A Growing Nation American Adolescence

2 The Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson V.S. John Adams Both parties tossed wild charges at one another Jefferson won by 8 electoral votes For the first time America witnessed a peaceful transition of power Federalist Party (John Adams) to the Democratic Republicans

3 Jeffersonian Republicanism The people should control the government and a simple government best suits the needs of the people An idealist (who bent the rules) A man of contradictions A slave owner who hated slavery An advocate of the constitution, but ignored it at least once Preached Frugality, but dies in debt

4 Marbury v. Madison Happened here The Result: Judicial Review The ability of the supreme court to declare a law

5 The Louisiana Purchase

6 1800: Spain transfers control of the Louisiana territory to Napoleon Bonaparte 1803: Napoleon abandoned his ideas of an American empire Napoleon sent 35,000 troops to crush a slave rebellion in Haiti. He lost more the 24,000 America purchased the Louisiana territory for $15,000,000 That’s 828,000 square miles for only 3 cents an acre

7 Lewis and Clark Introduction What was the result: The trip cost $2,500 Only one man died Gains: Knowledge of new plants and animals Found suitable farming lands

8 The War of 1812


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