Thomas Jefferson's Beliefs Analysis

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Jefferson completely stayed true to all of his ideals during his presidency. This can be shown by his ability to stay out of war, reduce debt, and completing the Louisiana Purchase.

Jefferson reduced America’s military because he didn’t believe that America should have a large military if the US wasn’t in war. Jefferson’s belief to reduce the military correlated with George Washington’s. Jefferson reduced America’s navy to almost nothing and America’s troops were reduced to less than half of what it was. Jefferson also believed that having a military without an active war was a waste of money. This would lead to Jefferson reducing America’s debts.
Jefferson then continued to reduce America’s debt during his presidency with the help
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