How Did Thomas Jefferson Maintain A Weak Central Government

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In the 1800’s Thomas Jefferson campaigned on the ethics of Republican belief of a weak central government, and to ensure these beliefs are kept one must rely on the principles of lower taxes, justice, and a lack of governmental restrictions. However, Thomas Jefferson failed to follow the very principles he promised to emanate as he created a government trading restriction known as the Embargo Acts, increased taxes due to the Louisiana Purchase, and followed John Adams ideology in the Alien and Sedition act and tried to have Samuel Chase removed from office on false charges. Thus, Thomas Jefferson failed to keep the philosophy of the Republican party and contradicted his campaign principles through the Embargo Acts, the Louisiana Purchase
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