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Was Thomas Jefferson Consistently Inconsistent?

Summary: Many considered Thomas Jefferson to be a man who was consistently inconsistent. A strict constructionist with regard to the Constitution, and a strong advocate of states' rights, Jefferson as president nevertheless abandoned the principles of his own Democratic-Republican party in order to gain a more realistic perspective on a situation in order to solve it.
Thomas Jefferson is one of our most gifted founding fathers. He was an open-minded Virginian and a strict constructionist meaning he always sought for a literally interpretation of the Constitution. He held the political principles of the Democrat-Republican party and was a strong advocate of states' rights. During his presidency, many situations forced Jefferson to abandon his true Democrat-Republican morals and make decisions that would make him seem as a hypocrite. Therefore, many considered Jefferson as a man who was consistently inconsistent.

A prominent example of Jefferson's inconsistency is his decision to keep the established Bank of the United States. The idea of creating this bank was that of Alexander Hamilton, a federalist and "loose" constructionist. Jefferson, a "strict" constructionist, absolutely opposed the idea of such a bank declaring that it was unconstitutional. Jefferson stated that the Constitution authorized all powers not granted to the central government were...

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