Summer Jefferson Symposium 2022 (in-person)
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The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, America’s Third President
Thomas Jefferson was elected president in 1800 in what he termed the “Revolution of 1800.” He promised to rework government and fundamentally change the direction of the Nation. As president, he doubled the size of the Nation with the Louisiana Purchase, cut federal spending dramatically, opened West Point as part of his program to democratize and expand the Nation, created enormous internal and external conflicts with his trade embargo, and launched the Nation into an extended period as a Jeffersonian Republic. Studying Jefferson during his eight years in the highest executive office provides important insights both into Jefferson and the nature of the presidency even today.