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Read the following quote from Thomas Jefferson:

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned—this is the sum of good government."

Which of the following Democratic-Republican ideas does this best statement support?

The creation of a national bank is unconstitutional.
The institution of slavery should be protected.
A powerful central government threatens individual liberties.
The national government should only pay for improvements that benefit the nation.

I think the answer is the 3rd option

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  1. I think there are two correct answers here: the one you have chosen and another that refers directly to this -- "shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned"

    But you need to choose whichever one your text emphasizes.

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  2. I agree. The third option reflects Jefferson's point of view.

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