Thomas Jefferson and American democracy
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Thomas Jefferson and American democracy by Max Beloff

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Published by English Universities Press in London .
Written in English


  • Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826.

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Statementby Max Beloff.
SeriesTeach yourself history
The Physical Object
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13946509M

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Jeffersonian democracy, named after its advocate Thomas Jefferson, was one of two dominant political outlooks and movements in the United States from the s to the Jeffersonians were deeply committed to American republicanism, which meant opposition to what they considered to be artificial aristocracy, opposition to corruption, and insistence on virtue, with a priority for the. Thomas Jefferson and American democracy. London, Hodder & Stoughton [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Max Beloff. Thomas Jefferson: an American Founding Father and hailed as an icon of democracy. But who was the man behind the political image? Originally published in as part of the ‘American Statesmen’ series, John T. Morse’s detailed biography explores the life of one of history’s most important political figures/5(18). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

In the various public offices he held, Jefferson sought to establish a federal government of limited powers. His actions as the first secretary of state, vice president, leader of the first political opposition party, and third president of the United States were crucial in shaping the look of the nation's capital and defining the powers of the Constitution and the nature of the emerging republic. Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings/5.   Thomas Jefferson, according to the author, was an American Sphinx. And, indeed, there is an elusive quality to Jefferson. As the biography outlines, he could be as vicious a political assassin as there was (e.g., his attacks on John Adams through others, while trying to keep his own hands "clean"), but he did not appear to want to accept or /5. Thomas Jefferson (). “The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. X (in 12 Volumes): Correspondence and Papers ”, p, Cosimo, Inc. 80 Copy quote.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Founding Documents of American Democracy by Thomas Jefferson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.   ‎ An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off /5(3). Thomas Jefferson served as the American Minister to France from to late in , and thus witnessed the last crisis of the ancien : Conor Cruise O'brien.   Andrew Burstein is the author of numerous books on American political culture, including two, Madison and Jefferson () and The Problem of Democracy (), with coauthor Nancy Isenberg. He is the Charles P. Manship Professor of History at LSU, and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charlottesville, Virginia.