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Jefferson had destroyed political traditions From hiscontradictions and defecting his priciples Jeffersondestroyed the political precedent and is a exemplatory hypocritewhich can be seen throughout his administration Jefferson was an admired statesman who was grapplingunsuccessfully with the moral issue of slavery Thomas Jeffersonthe author of the Declaration of Independence opposed slaveryhis whole life yet he never freed his own slaves He championedEnlightenment principles yet never freed himself of theprejudices of his soceity Jefferson was extremely hypocriticalin the issue of slavery Jefferson was a plantation owner earlyin his life and had slaves working for him throughout his lifeJefferson had tolerated while he didnt accept others who ownedslaves Jefferson denounced the slave owners while he was owningand using slaves Although Jefferson was supposedly a good slaveowner his hypocritical nature made him accuse others not to ownslaves while he himself was owning slaves Another part of thehypocrisy was that Jefferson believed that the slaves weredependent upon the white man while he himself was dependent uponthe slaves Jefferson also was hypocritcal in his acquisition ofthe Loisiana territory In Jeffersonian principles large expansivegovernments were bad and small was good This was a antithesis ofthat principle Jefferson knew that the acquisition of the Loisianaterritory was beneficial to the welfare of the US According tothe constitution nowhere in the constitution is the acquisition ofland a right of the government Jeffersons predisposition was tostrictly go by the constitution as seen with the national bankcontroversy this is another contradiction during hisadministration Since the appropriation of the Lousiana territorywas important for the expansion of the united states hetemporarily dismissed his principles therefore destroying Another hypocritical event during Jeffersons administrationwas his acceptance of the National Bank Early in Jeffersonspolitical career Jefferson had debated with Hamilton on whether tohave the National Bank When this government was firstestablished it was possible to have kept it going on trueprinciples but the contracted English half-lettured ideas ofHamilton destroyed that hope in the bud We can pay off
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