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The Jefferson Presidency Statistics

By the Numbers

National debt in 1801: $112 million
Proportion of annual government revenue Jefferson planned to spend on retiring the debt: 78%2

Ratio of Republicans to Federalists in the House of Representatives in 1801: 66:37
Ratio of Republicans to Federalists in the United States Senate in 1801: 18:14
Ratio of Republicans to Federalists in the House of Representatives in 1805: 116:25
Ratio of Republicans to Federalists in the United States Senate in 1805: 27:7

Value of U.S. goods exported in 1801: $47.5 million
Value of foreign goods carried on US ships in 1801: $46.6 million
Value of U.S. goods exported in 1807: $48.7 million
Value of foreign goods carried on US ships in 1807: $59.6million
Value of U.S. goods exported in 1808: $22.4 million
Value of foreign goods carried on US ships in 1808: $13 million3

Year in which Virginia passed a state law allowing slave-owners to manumit their slaves: 1782
Number of free blacks in Virginia in 1782: 2000
Number of free blacks in Virginia in 1792: 12,766
Estimated number of slaves owned by Thomas Jefferson over the course of his lifetime: 400
Number of slaves freed by Jefferson during his lifetime or in his will: 84

Purchase price per acre of the Louisiana Territory: 3 cents5

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