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How "revolutionary" were Jefferson's policies compared with those of the previous Federalist administrations?

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How "revolutionary" were Jefferson's policies compared with those of the previous Federalist administrations?

Jefferson called his election in 1800 a revolution because it was the first peaceful exchange of power between major political parties. He believed that democracy could function best in an agricultural society of small, independent farmers. Jefferson preferred simplicity and disliked pomp and ceremony in government. Given this philosophy Jefferson's administration in some ways was a departure from federalist policy but in other ways Jefferson continued federalist policies.

1. Federalist policy reversed:
After taking office Jefferson repealed many Federalist policies implemented during Washington and Adams' administration. For instance he:
1. repealed the Whiskey tax
2. cut back on military spending
3. reduced the ...

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