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Was Thomas Jefferson inflexible as president?

Roger Moore

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Roger Moore on March 21, 2018

Thomas Jefferson was not inflexible during the two-termshe has served as the President of the united States. Just as an example offlexibility, the surprised, and in fact pleased 'many Federalistas'throughout the country by the choice of leaving intact the nationalbank, which had been established before his presidency, there was against his 'republican' principles. As another example, hechose to expand America's size (and therefore power) through anexecutive purchase of the Louisiana Territory to France, despite his doubts about whether he, as president of the united states,I actually had the right to do so.

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