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Who said a little rebellion now and then is a good thing?

"A Little Rebellion Now and Then is a Good Thing: A Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison." Early America Review 1, no. 1 (1996).

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Keeping this in consideration, which president proclaimed that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing?

Thomas Jefferson

what did Thomas Jefferson say about rebellion? When Thomas Jefferson said, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing,” he was expressing the idea that a little rebellion is healthy for a democracy and shouldn't be punished too harshly by the state (it should be punished, as it was illegal, but not too harshly).

Secondly, who said I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical?

One of those oft-cited quotes — “I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing” — was in a letter he wrote to James Madison on January 30, 1787. Jefferson said in the letter that a democratic government like America's “has a great deal of good in it.

Did Jefferson think the colonies were peaceful or chaotic?

the colonies have been peaceful because over twenty years have gone by without a rebellion. jefferson thinks the people at the constitutional convention are over-reacting to shays' rebellion.

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