Download Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) PowerPoint Presentation

Login   OR  Register

Share page


Home / Entertainment & Celebrity / Entertainment & Celebrity Presentations / Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) PowerPoint Presentation

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) PowerPoint Presentation

worldwideweb By : worldwideweb

On : Jan 08, 2015

In : Entertainment & Celebrity

Embed :

Login / Signup - with account for

  • → Make favorite
  • → Flag as inappropriate
  • → Download Presentation
  • → Share Presentation
  • Slide 1 - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) How do we choose the best leaders?
  • Slide 2 - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) Some Main Points Adams: Aristocracy and democracy are always at odds. …whig and Tory belong to natural history.” There is a natural aristocracy based on virtue and talents. Adams: “…there is a natural aristocracy among men, the grounds of which are virtue and talents.” Jefferson: “…there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.”
  • Slide 3 - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813) Some Main Points Adams: Aristocracy has its pitfalls, but entrusting power to the people may be worse. “When I consider the weakness, the folly, the pride, the vanity, the selfishness, the artifice, the low craft and mean cunning, the want of principle, the avarice, the unbounded ambition, the unfair cruelty of the majority of those (in all nations) who are allowed an aristocratical influence, and, on the other hand the stupidity with which the more numerous multitude not only become their dupes, but even love to be taken by their tricks, I feel a stronger disposition to weep at their destiny, than to laugh at their folly.” Adams: Although a natural aristocracy is difficult to determine, we have done a pretty good job, and the virtuous, public-spirited leaders of the United States will preserve the federative republic. “Your distinction between natural and artificial aristocracy, does not appear to me founded.” “Our pure, virtuous, public-spirited, federative republic will last forever, govern the globe, and introduce the perfection of man…”
  • Slide 4 - Jefferson: We should have faith in democracy and in the people’s ability to elect the natural aristocracy to positions of power. “I think the best remedy is exactly that provided by all our constitutions, to leave to the citizens the free election and separation of the [aristocrats] from the pseudo-[aristocrats], of the wheat from the chaff. In general they will elect the real good and wise: in some instances, wealth may corrupt, and birth blind them; but not in sufficient degree to endanger the society….” Jefferson on property and democracy: “Every one, by his property, or by his satisfactory situation, is interested in the support of law and order.” Jefferson on Europe: “Science had liberated the ideas of those who read and reflect, and the American example had kindled feelings of right in the people. An insurrection has consequently begun, of science, talents and courage against rank and birth, which have fallen into contempt.” Jefferson on education and democracy: “Every folly must run its round; and so, I suppose, must that of self-learning, and self sufficiency; of rejecting the knowledge acquired in past ages, and starting on the new ground of intuition. When sobered by experience I hope our successors will turn their attention to the advantages of education.” How does Jefferson hope to avoid unenlightened mob rule in a democratic society?
Valuable Key Free PowerPoint Template

Valuable Key

Views : 826

Coffee Bean Free PowerPoint Template

Coffee Bean

Views : 281

Swans Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 437

Air Baloon Free PowerPoint Template

Air Baloon

Views : 916

Photography Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 444

Dollar Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 429

Room Interior Free PowerPoint Template

Room Interior

Views : 452

Tulips Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 224

Yoga Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 2354

Firefighters Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 1238

Mosquito Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 1867

Open Book Free PowerPoint Template

Open Book

Views : 914

Maple Leaf Free PowerPoint Template

Maple Leaf

Views : 473

Interior Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 520

Team Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 851

Step to Success Free PowerPoint Template

Step to Success

Views : 561

Statistics and Graph Free PowerPoint Template

Statistics and Graph

Views : 655

Domino Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 564

Gerbera Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 323

Gym Free PowerPoint Template


Views : 522

Description : PowerPoint presentation on Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813), download now ppt of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813)

Tags : Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on Aristocracy (1813)

Shortcode : Get Shareable link