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The Compromising of Principles We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness Perhaps the most powerful words ever written by who scholars refer to as the greatest enlightened mind in early American politics Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was a philosopher of sorts a man of great ideals and values yet at the same time a contradictory man Here was a man who very clearly stated that all men are created equal but at the same time he was a large slaveholder Nonetheless Jefferson is a man remembered for the vision of what America was to become an independent and expanding nation The question then lies in what was to become of this independent and expanding nation Was it to fall like other failed attempts at a republic as history had demonstrated before Or was it to grow into a thriving nation Thomas Jefferson is as much a part in what the nation grows into as he was in creating it In the 1790s amidst great turmoil in the nation Jefferson was a man of strong values and opinions He believed in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and was very much opposed to the idea of the government having the right to interfere with the peoples everyday lives Here was a man whose opinions and beliefs were so strong that he caused a separation in political ideals which later led to the creation of political parties his which was later to be known as Republicans In fact Jeffersons name became so intertwined with that of the word Republican that to be a Jeffersonian was to be a Republican Jefferson was an outspoken critic of the nation in terms of the government and the direction it was heading He made it very evident during the Federalists rule
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