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Hôtel de Salm (Palais de la Légion d'Honneur)
After serving as U.S Minister to France (1784—89), Thomas Jefferson returned to his home in Virginia and essentially…
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During the war ... Washington thought his way to federalism, long before a Federalist Party existed. He believed in a strong central government, supreme over the states; a strong financial system on the British model, with taxes to fund its debt; a flourishing commerce to create prosperity (and to train seamen for a powerful navy, which would in turn protect shipping); and a strong military. And most officers came out of the experience of the Revolution with the same views.