Discussing Thomas Jefferson’s statesmanship

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Discussing Thomas Jefferson’s statesmanship

Note: the paper must contain an introduction and a conclusion.

This paper takes the statesmanship definition and framework you created in your literature review and applies it to the decisions, actions, context, character, and overall leadership of Thomas Jefferson.

During Jefferson’s second term there was a war between Great Britain and Napoleonic France. Both France and Britain tried to prevent American commerce with the other power by harassing American shipping, and Britain, in particular, sought to impress American sailors into the British Navy.

Rather than trying to prove whether Thomas Jefferson was a statesman at all times and at all places (something almost impossible to prove) you must focus on the incident/challenge Jefferson faced during the war between Great Britain and Napoleonic France while he was in office. You will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s statesman during this crisis and highlight why he not a pseudo-statesman.

Note: When discussing Thomas Jefferson’s statesmanship, consider his moral values, love for America, and desire to protect individual freedoms, and rhetorical skill.

Part 1: Statesmanship Model
This section must be ½–1 page.
Part 1 must include a brief and focus on a literature review of statesmanship.
This section must incorporate citations.

Part 2: Research Question
This section must be 6–9.5 pages.
In this section 12–15 new sources are required.
This section must include new research and analysis.
It must demonstrate a clear connection to the ideas discussed in the literature review paper.
It must provide evidence of specific actions, decisions, and motivations of the Thomas Jefferson in political situation/challenge mentioned above as a means of determining whether or not Jefferson was in fact a statesman.