Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy

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Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does provides a fantastic general overview of the concept of strict versus loose constructionist of the Constitution, as well as the lasting implications of Marbury v. Madison.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Speaker poses thought-provoking questions that can be used as discussion and/or writing prompt
  • Includes brief analysis of direct primary source quotation

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