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Was Thomas Jefferson a strict constructionists or a liberal constructionists?

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He was a strict constructionist. In fact, one of the famous ironies of his presidency was that despite being a strict constructionist, he made the Louisiana Purchase, which was an act opposed by other strict constructionists who did not believe that the U.S. government had the power to take such an action.
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