Jefferson’s Inaugural Adress (1801) — Mind Map

In 1800, our country elected a Republican, Thomas Jefferson, president after having a history of Federalists in the executive office. Our country had a difficult time with tranquilly transferring power over to another party. Many foreign onlookers predicted a civil war. However, we came through and survived the conflict as a nation. Tensions were high as citizens awaited Jefferson’s Inaugural Address, expecting an attack on the Federalists. Jefferson did not do that; instead, he held out an olive branch to the opposing party, restoring unity, and reminded the people of the guiding principles of our government and what a role a beneficial government has. In our US government class, we made a mind map, outlining these main ideas, using evidence to support, explaining the meaning and significance, and connecting it to American democracy. My mind map can be found here: http://www.mindomo.com/view.htm?m=2707d62b98144a39bd633ae04d174521

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