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How Did Thomas Jefferson Shrinking The Economy

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Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the U.S, planned to get rid of all the debt the U.S owed to other countries. One idea was shrinking down the size of the military and navy. Good and bad things could come from that. Jefferson planned to reduce all the national debt in sixteen years. Jefferson's first move was shrinking the navy. He said, funding a stating army in peacetime is worse than a waste of money. He released over ⅓ of the navy. A total of 87 officers, and 195 navy soldiers. He also stopped the construction of many naval ships ready to be built. Eventually, he saved the U.S about One million dollars from those cuts. A con to those are a weaker navy. It the war later on of 1812 the U.S was lacking in ships. In the other hand,

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