The fourth volume in this Pulitzer Prize–winning work recounts Thomas Jefferson’s eventful first presidential term. Though characterized by calmer seas than his second presidential voyage, Jefferson’s first years in office find him confronting a nation deeply divided following the administrations of Washington and Adams. During this term he acquires the vast territory of Louisiana for the United States, challenges the growing power of the federal judiciary, continues to press his opposition to the Hamiltonian doctrine of an overriding central government, assumes the unchallenged leadership of his party, and is universally acknowledged as the preeminent American patron of science and general learning.
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