Why was it so important that a Bill of Rights be added to the Constitution?
A. to establish a set of strict rules for the states to follow
B. to prevent the states from overthrowing the federal government
C. to keep the federal government from suppressing fundamental rights
D. to deny citizens the right to petition the government for redress of grievances
C. to keep the federal government from suppressing fundamental rights Auto answered|Score 1|sipichapie|Points 4739|User:
The excerpt above indicates Thomas Jefferson's belief in the basic ideas of liberal constitutionalism and democracy. How are these ideas reflected in the Declaration of Independence?
A. The document states that democracy and individual rights are dangerous concepts.
B. The document stresses the importance of individual rights at the expense of democracy.
C. The document asserts the rights of the individual and the importance of democracy.
D. The document asserts that democracy and keeping individual rights cannot both be possible.
Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the most pivotal president with regards to establishing this country's independence and reinforcing the strength of our government.
During Jefferson's presidency, the territory of this country nearly tripled. [ [ The result of the expedition of Lewis and Clark exploring many of those lands also, for the FIRST TIME ever, determined where the boundaries of this continent were. Many animals and plants were named and discovered for the first time, such as trout, beavers and bison. Native peoples were documented for the first time ever.
It was during the Jefferson administration that the case Marbury vs. Madison first tested the powers of the Supreme Court. This was the first real test of the US Constitution's "balance of powers."
Jefferson, as president also was the first President of the Democratic-Republican Party. Technically the first Democrat.
During Jefferson's administration, he created "land grants" to future institutions of learning. The first was the University of Virgina. The first west of the Mississippi River is the University of Missouri-Columiba. Jefferson very much believed that education was key to this country's success as a nation.
There's the barbary war: This led to US Marines, to Tripoli, hence the line in the marine official song, "to the shores of tripoli"
Jefferson also made a very valient effort to stop the importing of slaves. Legislation was passed to ban the trade, but it was not that effectual. However, that did eventually lead to the actual banning of the slave trade in the 1830's.
Jefferson is believed by most scholars to be amongst the greatest of US Presidents, because of some of what I mentioned above, and also because of the practices and customs of that office were established by Jefferson.
Hope this helps. Study of the Presidents can be very interesting. ] ] Auto answered|Score .456|TonioL|Points 110|
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