I have a DBQ on the strict/loose constructionist views of Jefferson and Madison due tomorrow (the 1998 DBQ)
With respect to the federal Constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. To what extent was this characterization of the two parties accurate during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison? (time frame 1801-1817)
I really don't know how to start it and need help with the thesis. I'd also appreciate any help as to what I should include in my essay/paragraphs and such.
Any help at all would be appreciated, Thanks!