As Thomas Jefferson stood on March 4, 1805 to give his inaugural address after the landslide election of 1804, much had changed since he had addressed the nation after the bitterly contested election of 1800. The Louisiana Purchase had united much of the country in a growing sense of American potential. The 12th Amendment to the Constitution had changed election law to clarify results in presidential elections. Relations with foreign countries were improved, and the economy was developing well.
Join us for a Q&A with Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson. We will discuss a range of topics related to Jefferson's second term as the nation's Third President, including his motivations for running for re-election, his accomplishments during his first term, and his opinions on the political climate of the time.