Jeffersonianism

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noun Jef·fer·so·nian·ism \ˌje-fər-ˈsō-nē-ə-ˌni-zəm, -nyə-\

Definition of Jeffersonianism

  1. :  the political principles and ideas held by or associated with Thomas Jefferson that center around a belief in states' rights, a strict interpretation of the federal constitution, confidence in the political capacity or wisdom of common people (see 1common 4b), and an agrarian as opposed to an industrial or commercial economy — compare hamiltonianism

Jeffersonian

play \ˌje-fər-ˈsō-nē-ən, -nyən\ adjective or noun

1800

First Known Use of jeffersonianism

1800


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