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HOME For 12 years after George Washington's inauguration, the infant federal government had been directed by a Hamiltonian design for national greatness. The election of 1800, Jefferson informed one correspondent, was “as real a revolution in the principles of our government as that of 1776 was in its form”. The Jeffersonian Republicans would set the revolution back, on its republican and popular foundations. Transfer of power was a accomplished without bloodshed prompted Jefferson set out to implement his republican ideas by limiting the power of the federal government. Jefferson sold his personal library to congress in 1815. The last years of his life were spent in retirement at Monticello. During which period he founded, designed, and directed the building of the university of Virginia . The plan of the city of Washington was deigned in 1791 by Pierre L’ Enfant, and mapped the following year. Jan.24. 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally– designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shape.

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