Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

States of the United States vs. the Federal Government

  From before the adoption of the US Constitution in 1787, there has been strenuous argument, sometimes bordering on the violent, between those who wanted a strong central government and those who saw the individual states as the primary locus … Continue reading

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The Democratic Republic vs. the Aristocracy

“… I love you with all my heart, and pray for the continuance of your life until you should be tired of it yourself.” Thus ends the letter of 15 August 1820 from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, the men … Continue reading

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