Directions : The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A-H and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only by essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period.Question : With respect to the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. [To what extent]* was this characterization of the two parties accurate during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison?*not as great ax ablxb hoped.ArmyTariffIn writing your answer, use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1801-1817.Document A
Source: (Thomas Jefferson) to Gideon Granger, a future member of Jefferson's cabinet, 13 August 1800
I believe [we] shall obtain. . .a majority in the legislature of the United States, [attached to the preservation of the federal Constitution], according to its obvious principles and those on which it was known to be received; attached equally to the preservation to the states of those rights unquestionably remaining with them ; . . .in short, a majority firm in all those principles which we have espoused, and the (Federalists have opposed uniformly) . . . . It [our country] can never be harmonious and solid while so respectable a portion of its citizens support principles which go directly to a change of the federal Constitution, to sink the state governments, consolidate them into one, and to monarchise that.
Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government. . . .
The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best that the states are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign nations.
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Source: Jefferson to Samuel Miller, a Presbyterian minister, 23 January 1808
I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. . . . Certainly no power to prescribe any religious exercise, or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the general [federal] government . It must then rest with the states, as far as it can be in any human authority. . . .
I am aware that the practice of my predecessors [prescribing a day of fasting and prayer] may be quoted. . . . Be this as it may, everyone must act according to the dictates of his own reason, and mine tells me that civil powers alone have been given to the President of the U.S. and no authority to...