Discussion 6: Evaluating the Thomas Jefferson Administration
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How do you rate Thomas Jefferson as president? One of the best? One of the worst? Mediocre? Why?
UNIT SIX–The Jefferson Era
Read the lecture notes and PowerPoint for a look at Thomas Jeffersons ideals before his election and then compare to Jeffersons actual policies after his election.
Read textbook Chapter 8.3 and 8.4.
Optional: View the mini-lecture videos, produced by Professor David Shi.
Now that you are familiar with the primary issues surrounding Thomas Jefferson, you will be able to see how well his principles stand up when faced with the realities of the office of the presidency.
From the Virtual Reader, read (or listen to) “The Lewis and Clark Expedition.”
Take the Unit 6 quiz, that encompasses all of this material.