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  1. 2 days ago · Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 [b] – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. [6] He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Following the American Revolutionary War and ...

  2. 3 days ago · The election saw the coming to power of Jacksonian Democracy, thus marking the transition from the First Party System (which reflected Jeffersonian Democracy) to the Second Party System. Historians debate the significance of the election, with many arguing that it marked the beginning of modern American politics, with the decisive establishment ...

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  4. 1 day ago · Jefferson advocated a philosophy that historians call Jeffersonian democracy, which was marked by his belief in agrarianism and strict limits on the national government. Influenced by the Jeffersonian belief in equality, by 1824 all but three states had removed property-owning requirements for voting.

    • May 13, 1792; 231 years ago
  5. 13 hours ago · Thomas Jefferson, a spokesman for democracy, was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States. His contributions to the shaping of the nation are profound, and his legacy continues to influence American politics and society to this day.

  6. Feb 15, 2024 · Although the Federalists soon branded Jefferson’s followers “Democratic-Republicans,” attempting to link them with the excesses of the French Revolution, the Republicans officially adopted the derisive label in 1798.

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