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A Democratic- Republican takes office What changes does Jefferson make when he takes office? How does Marbury v. Madison change the supreme court?
Jefferson’s Democratic Style Democratic: ensuring that all people have the same rights
Jefferson’s Democratic Style He liked quiet dinners instead of formal parties Wore more casual clothes Greeted people by shaking hands not bowing –This was more informal –Wanted to show he was an ordinary citizen
Smaller Role for the Federal government Economy Laissez faire: let alone Free market: goods and services are exchanged with little regulation Government stays out of the economic affairs
Smaller Role for the Federal government How is this different from the previous president?
Smaller Role for the Federal government When Jefferson took office he pardon anyone guilty under the Sedition Act
Smaller Role for the Federal government Army –Reduced the size Tax –Got rid of whiskey tax
Smaller Role for the Federal government He did keep the National Bank
Strengthening the Supreme Court Judges were Federalist –John Adams appointed quite a few before Jefferson took office –John Marshall: Chief Justice
Strengthening the Supreme Court Marbury v. Madison 1803 –Adams appointed William Marbury the last night of his presidency –mid night judge
Strengthen the Supreme Court Jefferson told Secretary of State James Madison not to give Marbury his official papers –Marbury sued Madison –The case tried in the Supreme Court
Strengthen the Supreme Court What was the Judiciary Act?
Strengthen the Supreme Court Judiciary Act of 1789 –Set up the federal court –Supreme court had one Chief Justice and 5 associate justices –Set up a system of district courts and circuits courts
Strengthening the Supreme Court Supreme Court ruled against Marbury –Supreme court should rule on what’s constitutional or unconstitutional –Not on cases with federal officials Also rule Judiciary Act was unconstitutional
Strengthening the Supreme Court Judicial Review: gave the Supreme Court the power to decide whether laws pass by Congress were constitutional and to reject laws that it considered to be unconstitutional THE SUPREME COURT
Strengthening the Supreme Court Jefferson was actually upset by this case Why?????
Strengthening This case set a precedent for others to follow Gave the supreme court more power Jefferson thought this upset the balance of power