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During the presidencies in 1800s of Jefferson and Madison their characterized views as strict constructionists were opposed to the broad constructionist of the Federalists Jefferson who after all argument between Hamilton brought the beginning of the two political parties believed in strict Constitution was not able to follow his theory efficiently Madison doing the same thing he too was viewed different then what his belief of strict constructionist included This extent of the two parties was very accurate Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase and passed in the Embargo Act that changed his view While Madison passed Macons Bill No 2 and vetoed the federal funding for roads and declared war of 1812 In spite the inauguration of Jefferson becoming president the Federalist Party was dying out In his presidency Jefferson mentioned as a strict constructionist decided to pass The Embargo Act It was aimed to bring British and France to downfall because America forbade trading their goods with them and other nations As shown in one of the popular cartoon picture a snapping turtle holding a Federalist shipper from trading resembling this act In addition one of Jeffersons broad construction actions was the Louisiana Purchase The land was sold by Napoleon Bonaparte for 15 million This included the New Orleans plus more land to the west The problem that arose was that it was unconstitutional to expand lands to the west Instead Jefferson decided to buy it at the end The land not only doubled the United States size but led him to go against his belief of strict constructionist On the other hand Madison after Jeffersons presidency signed the Macons Bill No2 in 1810 after left with the Embargo Act Macons Bill No 2 still forbade trade with the British and French but traded with other nations This was hurting America greatly However on the other side was being pressured for war by the people Jefferson belief of being peaceful brought in a danger
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