Jefferson had destroyed political traditions. From his contradictions and
defecting his priciples, Jefferson destroyed the political precedent and is a
exemplatory hypocrite, which can be seen throughout his administration.

Jefferson was an admired statesman who was grappling unsuccessfully with the
moral issue of slavery. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of

Independence, opposed slavery his whole life, yet he never freed his own slaves.

He championed Enlightenment principles, yet never freed himself of the
prejudices of his soceity. Jefferson was extremely hypocritical in the issue of
slavery. Jefferson was a plantation owner early in his life, and had slaves
working for him throughout his life. Jefferson had tolerated while he didn't
accept others who owned slaves. Jefferson denounced the slave owners, while he
was owning and using slaves. Although Jefferson was supposedly a good slave
owner, his hypocritical nature made him accuse others not to own slaves while
he, himself was owning slaves. Another part of the hypocrisy was that Jefferson
believed that the slaves were dependent upon the white man, while he, himself
was dependent upon the slaves. Jefferson also was hypocritcal in his acquisition
of the Loisiana territory. In Jeffersonian principles, large expansive
governments were bad, and small was good. This was a antithesis of that
principle. Jefferson knew that the acquisition of the Loisiana territory was
beneficial to the welfare of the U.S. According to the constitution, nowhere in
the constitution is the acquisition of land a right of the government,

Jeffersons' predisposition was to strictly go by the constitution (as seen with
the national bank controversy), this is another contradiction during his
administration. Since the appropriation of the Lousiana territory was important
for the expansion of the United States, he temporarily dismissed his principles,
therefore destroying political traditions. Another hypocritical event during

Jeffersons' administration was his acceptance of the National Bank. Early in

Jefferson's political career, Jefferson had debated with Hamilton on whether to
have the National Bank. "When this government was first established, it was
possible to have kept it going on true principles, but the contracted, English,
half-lettured ideas of Hamilton destroyed that hope in the bud, We can pay off
his debts in 15 years." Early in Jefferson's Administration, Jefferson had
denounced the National Bank. At the end of his administration, Jefferson
realized that the National Bank was important and this is hypocritical by
disregarding his principles. The Burr conspiracy depicted Jefferson as a
ruthless, and a individual who will do anything inorder to achieve his goal.

Jefferson championed civil liberties and unalienable rights. Yet, Jefferson
violated civil liberties by coercing witnesses, arrested with out habeus corpus
and prosecuting in a "court" of his own. Jefferson and Jeffersonians
are hypocrites from the start and they destroyed political tradition as seen
during Jeffersons' administration. Jeffersonians show an immense amount of
hypocritism in their policies. For example, Federalists had supported high
tarriffs, inorder to protect national manufacturers and American industry. The
tarriffs were a vital determinent, which kept the economy of the United States
viable. The Jeffersonians, not the Federalists began the American system of
protecting American industry, which initially was a major constituent of the
federalist platform.