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Jeffersons triumph was delayed temporarily as a result of a tie in electoral ballots with his running mate Aaron BURR which shifted the election to the House of Representatives There Hamiltons influence helped Jefferson to prevail although most Federalists supported Burr as the lesser evil In his inaugural speech Jefferson held out an olive branch to his political enemies inviting them to bury the partisanship of the past decade to unite now as Americans Federalist leaders remained adamantly opposed to Jefferson but the people approved his policies Internal taxes were reduced the military budget was cut the Alien and Sedition Acts were permitted to lapse and plans were made to extinguish the public debt Simplicity and frugality became the hallmarks of Jeffersons administration The LOUISIANA PURCHASE 1803 capped his achievements Ironically Jefferson had to overcome constitutional scruples in order to take over the vast new territory without authorization by constitutional amendment In this instance it was his Federalist critics who became the constitutional purists Nonetheless the purchase was received with popular enthusiasm In the election of 1804 Jefferson swept every state except two--Connecticut and Delaware Jeffersons second administration began with a minor success--the favorable settlement concluding the TRIPOLITAN WAR 1801-05 in which the newly created US Navy fought its first engagements The following year the LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION which the president had dispatched to explore the Louisiana Territory returned triumphantly after crossing the continent The West was also a source of trouble however The disaffected Aaron Burr engaged in a conspiracy the details of which are still obscure either to establish an independent republic in the Louisiana Territory or to launch an invasion of Spanish-held Mexico Jefferson acted swiftly to arrest Burr early in 1807 and bring him to trial for treason Burr was acquitted however Jeffersons main concern in his second administration was foreign affairs in which he experienced a notable failure In the course of the
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