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(The White House History of the Presidents)
The presidency of Thomas Jefferson began on March 4, 1801, when he was inaugurated as the third President of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1809.
Through a network of scholars, teachers and resources, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation engages a global audience in a dialogue about Jefferson's ideas and establishes relationships with people from around the world.
With tension between America and France reaching a boiling point, Jefferson avoided war by installing an embargo, or a suspension of trade, in December 1807. On the whole, the embargo was effectively enforced and reasonably successful, but the mounting costs at home led to its reversal by Congress near the end of Jefferson's presidency.