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Dual season over: Brookville sweeps on Sr. Day

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Jeff Tech's seventh annual Art Showcase featured 75 pieces at Winkler Gallery

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Rural Revitalization Commission could cost $130,000

  • By Anthony HennenThe Center Square

(The Center Square) — As Pennsylvania’s push for a Rural Revitalization Commission moves through the legislature, the public gets a cost estimate.

Two new road maintenance courses scheduled for June

RIDGWAY — The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (North Central) announces two new in-person training courses dealing with road maintenance.

C-L Elementary students compete in annual track event

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat

    Assistant Editor

STRATTANVILLE — Students from Clarion-Limestone Elementary School enjoyed an afternoon of running, jumping and throwing at the annual Bill Black Elementary Spring Track Meet.

Safety Day brings elementary students to fairgrounds

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat Assistant Editor

BROOKVILLE — Safety at home, school and outdoors was the focus of the 26th Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, held last week at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Special Olympics - Thankful to be back

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat Assistant Editor

BROOKVILLE — The 41st Special Olympics was held last Wednesday, hosted by Brookville Area School District after a four-year vacation.

Commissioners laud correction officers

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat Assistant Editor

BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County’s correction officers were applauded by the county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday.

DARE graduation stresses choices students make in life

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat

    Assistant Editor

BROOKVILLE — For more than 20 years the Brookville Police Department and the fifth-grade teachers in the Brookville Area School District have been working together to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives through the D.A.R.E. program.

School board approves $30.6M budget with no tax increase

  • By Patti SlaughterJeffersonian Democrat

    Assistant Editor

BROOKVILLE — A proposed $30.6 million budget, which does not include any tax increase, was approved Monday night by the Brookville Area School Board in a 6-2 vote with board members Herb McConnell and Robert Victor voting no.

Brookville magistrate roundup

  • By Brianne Flemingbfleming@thecourierexpress.com

BROOKVILLE — Preliminary hearings and other proceedings were held May 9 with Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak presiding.

French and Indian War Encampment to take place in June at Cook Forest State Park

COOKSBURG — Dale Luthringer, Environmental Education specialist at Cook Forest State Park, has announced a special event that will take place in Cook Forest — the 20th annual Cook Forest French and Indian War encampment on June 8 and 9.

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Raiders blank Rovers, run win streak to three

  • By Rich RhoadesJ-D Sports Editor

BROOKVILLE — In an express special due largely to the pinpoint pitching of both starting pitchers on Senior Night at McKinley Field Tuesday, the Brookville Raiders needed 90 minutes for a 2-0 shutout win over visiting Brockway.

West, Eble key Lady Raiders past Brockway

  • By Rich RhoadesJ-D Sports Editor

BROOKVILLE — Gabby West played the whole game, but boy she jumped into the spotlight those last three innings of the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team’s walk-off 2-1 win over Brockway at Blake Field at Northside Park Tuesday.

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PSU-Behrend cops AMCC baseball title

Lions clipped by Bobcats, rout Fires

  • By Chris RossettiJ-D Correspondent

PAINT TWP. — When Tommy Smith hit a three-run, tie-breaking home run in the top of the fifth off Clarion Bobcats ace Tanner Miller, who had just entered the game, Clarion-Limestone looked poised to upset defending PIAA Class 1A champion Clarion.

Lady Raiders, Wildcats split wild DH

  • Rich Rhoades

STRATTANVILLE — Julie Greeley’s fourth hit of the game walked off the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team’s 13-12 win over Central Clarion in the second game to earn a doubleheader split at the C-L Sports Complex Monday afternoon.

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A mother's hands has many stories to tell

  • Patti Slaughter

This past Sunday we celebrated Mother’s Day, a time to let those very special ladies in our lives know just how much — and why — we love them.

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What did Jeffersonian Democrats believe? ›

Limited government

While the Federalists advocated for a strong central government, Jeffersonians argued for strong state and local governments and a weak federal government.

What is meant by Jeffersonian democracy? ›

A movement for more democracy in American government in the first decade of the nineteenth century. The movement was led by President Thomas Jefferson . Jeffersonian democracy was less radical than the later Jacksonian democracy .

What was the Jeffersonian philosophy? ›

Jeffersonians were defined by a belief in limiting federal government in favor of personal freedoms and states' rights. Jefferson and James Madison formed the Jeffersonian Republican Party in the early 1790s in response to actions by President George Washington and his advisors.

What's the difference between Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy? ›

Jeffersonian democracy was limited to white yeoman farmers and emphasized majority rule by this group, while Jacksonian democracy expanded voting rights and created a more inclusive democracy that catered to a broader audience. Jackson's approach also had a significant impact on public policy debates in the 1830s.

What were Jefferson's political beliefs? ›

Jefferson gradually assumed leadership of the Republicans, who sympathized with the revolutionary cause in France. Attacking Federalist policies, he opposed a strong centralized Government and championed the rights of states.

What Jeffersonian ideas are still alive today? ›

Jefferson's proposal to the Virginia state legislature was a foundation of free and universal education for all. This idea is alive today; though much of this project could be interpreted as an attack on American education, it is not.

What was Jefferson's greatest accomplishment as the president? ›

The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States and is considered one of President Thomas Jefferson's greatest presidential accomplishments.

What was Hamilton's ideology vs Jeffersonian? ›

Alexander Hamilton became a leading voice of the Federalists who believed that the federal government needed to be strong. On the other side, Thomas Jefferson, a Republican, argued that too much power in the hands of the federal government would lead to tyranny.

What was the Jeffersonian view of slavery? ›

Calling it a “moral depravity”1 and a “hideous blot,”2 he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of the new American nation. 3 Jefferson also thought that slavery was contrary to the laws of nature, which decreed that everyone had a right to personal liberty.

What do Jefferson and Jackson have in common? ›

Jefferson and Jackson both founded a political party with Jefferson founding the Democratic-Republican Party and Jackson founding the Democratic Party. Both Jefferson and Jackson served for two terms, expanded the size of the United States territorially and both men were widowers when they were president.

Are Democratic Republicans the same as Jeffersonian Republicans? ›

The Republican Party, retroactively called the Democratic-Republican Party (a term coined by historians and political scientists), and also referred to as the Jeffersonian Republican Party among other names, was an American political party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the early 1790s that championed ...

What did Jacksonian Democrats want? ›

Jacksonian democracy was a 19th-century political philosophy in the United States that expanded suffrage to most white men over the age of 21 and restructured a number of federal institutions.

What are the beliefs of the Democratic Party? ›

Democratic platforms seek to promote social programs, labor unions, consumer protection, workplace safety regulation, equal opportunity, disability rights, racial equity, regulations against environmental pollution, and criminal justice reform.

What did Jeffersonians want? ›

He wanted a government that would respect the authority of individual states, operate with a smaller bureaucracy, and cut its debts. Jefferson also felt that the country should eliminate Hamilton's standing army by relying on a "disciplined militia" for national defense against invasion.

What was most emphasized by Jeffersonian democracy? ›

Jeffersonian democracy most emphasized a smaller federal government, according to the principles set forth by Thomas Jefferson. The Jeffersonian democracy emphasized a vision where a smaller federal government allowed for more freedom and less strain on the people.

What did Thomas Jefferson believe was the main purpose of government? ›

Answer and Explanation: Thomas Jefferson believed that the purpose of government was to secure our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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