Jeffersonian Republicanism: Definition & Explanation


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Jeffersonian Republicanism called for:

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1. Jefferson referred to his victory in the election of 1800 as the 'Revolution of 1800' because:

2. For Jefferson, 'Republican Simplicity' meant:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of Jeffersonian Republicanism. In order to be successful on the quiz, you will have to answer questions regarding characteristics of this political movement as well as a concept known as 'Republican Simplicity'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • What Jeffersonian Republicanism called for
  • Why Thomas Jefferson referred to his victory in the election of 1800 as the 'Revolution of 1800'
  • The meaning of 'Republican Simplicity' to Jefferson and its failures

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jeffersonian Republicanism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Republican Simplicity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tenets of the Republican Party in the early 19th century and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Thomas Jefferson's political ideologies as president, review the corresponding lesson on Jeffersonian Republicanism: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what Jeffersonian Republicanism was
  • Examine the historical background of Jefferson's presidency
  • Describe the concept of Republican Simplicity
  • Identify the successes and challenges of Jeffersonian Republicanism