How Was Thomas Jefferson A Political Compromiser?

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The legacy of Thomas Jefferson is one which had set the stage for the Unites States government and the manner in which the procession of politics was conducted. His prominence in American history is matched by his willingness and dedication towards ensuring the success and stability of the fledgling nation. The issue many opponents of Thomas Jefferson hold against him was his inability or willingness to take a stance and stick with it, often acquiescing to demands of his political adversaries. Supporters of Thomas Jefferson state his actions were necessary for the proper facilitation and stability in the critical, early years of the American Democratic process. Thomas Jefferson’s role and impact on American politics set certain standards …show more content…
Borden believed Thomas Jefferson as a political compromiser as he was calm the fears of the Federalists, with a majority viewing President Jefferson as a threat to the twelve years of the constitution properly functioning (Madaras 117). His own journey and ascension to the Presidency of America was one of a tumultuous background, with the election of 1800 being a tie between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson (Madaras 117).The very reason Thomas Jefferson was given the position of the Presidency was because the Federalists own willingness to bring the conflict to a resolutions (Madaras 117). Some actions undertaken by Thomas Jefferson to ease the political tension between the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans were using federal funds to build canals and roadways and getting rid of internal taxes (Madaras 118-119). Both actions involved the mitigation of government or its usage in public projects. Other actions however weakened unity among both political parties, such as allowing the Alien and Sedition Acts to expire and his scaling down the military (Madaras 118). Both of these actions were geared toward minimizing the size and powers of the government, actions applauded by Democratic-Republicans, but Jefferson’s relations with Federalists suffered immensely. …show more content…
Banning points out that Adam saw Thomas Jefferson’s as a result of abandoning his principles (Madaras 123). According to Banning, Thomas Jefferson’s instances of acquiescing to the Federalists or the Democratic-Republicans were done in order to accrue influence and led to the change in party ideology (Madaras 126). The last fact which disregards Thomas Jefferson change in ideology and insistence of reformation (Madaras

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