posted by mw on .
I have a question on the republican principles applied by Jefferson and Madison during their presidencies.
Can someone help me out on what they mean by "republican principles"?
Here's an excellent definition of "republican principles" from the site linked below.
"In other words, republican principles can be said to be: principles incorporated into the workings of government which help guard against the excesses or tyranny of both the majority and minority factions; principles that promote the general welfare of the community as a whole by treating every person equally and guarding each individual persons rights."
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"(1) The belief that one's country ought to be a republic rather than a monarchy"
So then you must be clear on what a republic is.
See definitions 1a and 2a.
Let us know what you think.
I suggest you read about the "Principles of 1798" that are discussed at this web site:
Their presidencies came later, but those are probably the principles to which you refer.
So, Jefferson and Madison founded the Democratic- Republican party, and these are some of their principles?...
-Opposed Jay treaty
-Supported good relations with France
-Opposed hamiltons principles
-Favored low taxes, states rights, and reduced spending
-Opposed standing army or navy
Were the principles consistent during their presidencies?
You're partly right. Check these sites for details.