Was Thomas Jefferson a Great President?

626 WordsFeb 26, 20182 Pages
Did you know that the man who invented the swivel chair was also the third president of the United States? Thomas Jefferson was not only a president, he was also a talented musician, an inventor, and wrote the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was a great president because he was against the Alien and Sedition Acts, he wrote the Declaration of Independence, and handled the Louisiana Purchase. The Alien Act allowed the president to remove anyone he thought to be dangerous or harmful to the country’s well being from the country. The Sedition Act banned all criticizing of the United States government in any way shape or form. Both acts violate the constitution in multiple ways. The Alien and Sedition Acts were created to filter and clean out the “bad” people from the young and growing country, and to keep the government clean. Innocent people were being removed from the country because he or she was thought to be dangerous. Only one side of the government was being seen. There was no contrast or comparison in our government of the people. When people started to realize that these acts were unconstitutional they began to rebel to protect themselves. The Declaration of Independence declared independence from the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence June of 1776. By declaring independence the United States could now accept French assistance in the war against Great Britain. The writing of the Declaration of Independence was important
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