This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Thomas Jefferson & a summary of issues which led up to his election(s). Both presentations together number 49 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the 3rd President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence.
At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing VA, and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France and later the first United States Secretary of State serving under President George Washington.
Thomas Jefferson is most noted as being the author of the Declaration of Independence as well as our 3rd President. He was also a diplomat, an architect, a musician, and scientist. His last act of public service was the founding of the University of Virginia in 1819. He valued this accomplishment as much as his authorship of the Declaration of Independence.
His presidency left great legacies that touch the lives of all Americans still today. He will forever be associated with: The Supreme Court decision of “Marbury v Madison”. The Louisiana Purchase. The ratification of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution.
Power point #1 is titled, US Presidents - #3 - Thomas Jefferson and contains 35 slides and covers the following:
Background Summary (2)
As A Young Man
Declaration of Independence (2)
National Political Offices
Jefferson In Later Life
President Thomas Jefferson
First Inaugural Address (3)
Pre-Barbary War (2)
Barbary War (2)
Marbury v. Madison
Louisiana Territory For Sale
Louisiana Territory Purchased
Map of the Louisiana Purchase
Impact of The Purchase
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Map of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Second Inaugural Address
Embargo Act of 1807
Death & Legacy
The significance of the 1800 election lay in the fact that it entailed the first peaceful transfer of power between parties under the U.S. Constitution: Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson succeeded Federalist John Adams. This peaceful transfer occurred despite defects in the Constitution that caused a breakdown of the electoral system.
During the campaign, Federalists attacked Jefferson as an un-Christian deist, tainted by his sympathy for the increasingly bloody French Revolution. Democratic-Republicans criticized the Adams administration’s foreign, defense, and internal security policies, opposed the Federalist naval buildup and the creation of a standing army under Alexander Hamilton, sounded a call for freedom of speech, (Democratic-Republican editors having been targeted for prosecution under the Alien and Sedition Acts). Denounced deficit spending by the federal government as a backhanded method of “taxation without representation.”
Unfortunately, the system still provided no separate votes for president and vice president, and Democratic-Republican managers failed to deflect votes from their vice-presidential candidate, Aaron Burr. Jefferson and Burr tied with 73 votes each. This result threw the election into the House of Representatives, where each state had 1 vote, to be decided by the majority of its delegation. After the House cast 19 identical tie ballots on February 11, 1801, Jefferson was elected.
The 1804 election was a landslide victory for the incumbent Thomas Jefferson and vice-presidential candidate George Clinton (Democratic-Republicans or Republicans) over the Federalist candidates, Charles Pinckney and Rufus King. The vote was 162-14. The election was the first held under the 12th Amendment, which separated electoral college balloting for president and vice president.
Power point #2 is titled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1800 & 1804 - Jefferson and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1800
Election of 1800: Issues
Election of 1804
Election of 1804: Issues
Thomas Jefferson Wins
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.