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  Biography of Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson succeeded Benjamin Franklin as minister to France in 1785.
During Jefferson's second term, he was increasingly preoccupied with keeping the Nation from involvement in the Napoleonic wars, though both England and France interfered with the neutral rights of American merchantmen.
Jefferson retired to Monticello to ponder such projects as his grand designs for the University of Virginia.
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  Thomas Jefferson: Father Of Invention | Winter 2000 Early America Review
Jefferson, a strong proponent of equality among all people, was not sure if it was fair or even constitutional to grant what was essentially a monopoly to an inventor, who would then be able to grant the use of his idea only to those who could afford it.
Jefferson felt that science and invention were the most certain means of advancing social progress and human happiness, for his goals were essentially humanitarian in science, as they were in all aspects of his life.
Jefferson, always the scientist, warmed to his duties and became more open to the idea of patents when he saw how many inventors put forth their ideas as a result of the new system of protection, claiming that "it had given spring to invention beyond my conception." (As cited in Malone, 1951).
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  Thomas Jefferson - MSN Encarta
Jefferson swore his hostility, he said, to “every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” During his lifetime he sought to develop a government that would best assure the freedom and well-being of the individual.
Thomas Jefferson was born in this house on April 13, 1743.
Jefferson was a tall, slender boy with sandy hair of a reddish cast and fair skin that freckled and sunburned easily.
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  Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 N.S. July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and an influential founder of the United States.
Jefferson was born on April 2, 1743 according to the Julian calendar ("old style") used at the time, but under the Gregorian calendar ("new style") adopted during his lifetime, he was born on April 13.
Jefferson's commitment to equality was expressed in his successful efforts to abolish primogeniture in Virginia, the rule by which the first born son inherited all the land.
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 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Thomas Jefferson, 2nd Vice President (1797-1801)
Jefferson had told friends in 1793 that his "retirement from office had meant from all office, high or low, without exception." While he continued to hold those views in 1796, he reluctantly allowed Republican leader Madison to advance his candidacy—in part to block the ambitions of his archrival, Alexander Hamilton.
Jefferson recognized that these measures raised fundamental questions regarding the division of sovereignty between the national and state governments and the means for settling disputes between the two levels of government.
Jefferson did not specifically call for the nullification of the Alien and Sedition acts, but he did use the word "nullify," which was subsequently dropped from the version of the resolution that the Kentucky legislature adopted in November 1798.
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 Thomas Jefferson
This is not a contradiction, in Jefferson's view, because he believed Jesus to be merely human, not divine, and believed the precepts Jesus taught to be deistical.
Jefferson was a strong supporter of the separation of church and state, believing that both government and religion would be strengthened by keeping each free of the corrupting influence of the other.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) (Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty)
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 Thomas Jefferson | Third President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at Shadwell in Albemarle county, Virginia.
Jefferson was succeeded as president in 1809 by James Madison.
Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents.
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 USA-Presidents.Info -Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826) was the third (1801 - 1809) President of the United States.
Jefferson succeeded Benjamin Franklin as minister to France in 1785.
During Jefferson's second term, he was increasingly preoccupied with keeping the nation from involvement in the Napoleonic wars, though both England and France interfered with the neutral rights of American merchantmen.
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 Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson was born at Shadwell in Albemarle county, Virginia on April 13, 1743.
Thomas Jefferson attended the House of Burgesses as a student in 1765 when he witnessed Patrick Henry's defiant stand against the Stamp Act.
Jefferson was sharply at odds with fellow cabinet members John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, both of whom he found to be too authoritarian and too quick to assume overwhelming power for the part of the executive.
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 Thomas Jefferson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Jefferson's reference to the voluntary allegiance of colonists to the crown was struck; also deleted was a clause that censured the monarchy for imposing slavery upon America.
Jefferson was also instrumental in devising a major revision of the criminal code, although it was not enacted until 1796.
Jefferson's bill stated "that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions on matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." Many Virginians regarded the bill as an attack upon Christianity.
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 American President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, spent his childhood roaming the woods and studying his books on a remote plantation in the Virginia Piedmont.
Jefferson served as secretary of state under Washington, but quarrels with Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton over his vision of a centralized national bank caused Jefferson to resign his post in 1793.
Jefferson preferred to live a simple lifestyle during his time in office, often greeting his dinner guests in old homespun clothes and a pair of worn bedroom slippers.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third (1801–1809) President of the United States and an American statesman, ambassador to France, political philosopher, revolutionary, agriculturalist, horticulturist, land owner, architect, archaeologist, slaveowner, author and founder of the University of Virginia.
Jefferson was a great believer in the uniqueness and the potential of the United States and is often classified a forefather of American exceptionalism (see also exceptionalism).
Jefferson also supported the erection of what he called a "wall of separation between Church and State", which he believed was a principle expressed within the First Amendment (see Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, 1802, and Letter to Virginia Baptists, 1808).
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 Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743-July 4, 1826) is known the world over as the principal author, in 1776 at age 33, of the Declaration of Independence; as author of the Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom instituting separation of church and state in Virginia, passed in 1786; and as third president of the United States, 1801-09.
Thomas Jefferson's genius is everywhere apparent in his thirst for and his comprehension of the best enlightened philosophy, history, science, political theory, agriculture and religion of his age.
Jefferson's prophetic advancement of human liberty is deeply tainted by his shameful legacy in matters of race.
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 POTUS -- President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Lawn at the University of Virginia
Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Approximately 6,000 books from Jefferson's private library were purchased for $23,950 to help start the Library of Congress.
Jefferson is credited with several inventions, including the swivel chair, a pedometer, a machine to make fiber from hemp, a letter-copying machine, and the lazy susan.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of Thomas Jefferson, Page 1
Thomas Jefferson was born on the second day of April, O. 1743, (April 13, 1743) at a place called Shadwell, in the county of Albermarle, and state of Virginia, a short distance from Monticello.
Jefferson was called to the bar in the year 1766.
Jefferson made no figure at the bar; but the case was far otherwise.
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 The Jefferson Bible
Thomas Jefferson believed that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world has ever seen.
The Jefferson Bible is also available in a 161 Kbyte plain text.txt file, which can easily be read in any format that accepts large ASCII text files (such as Wordpad in Windows).
Jefferson FAQ Hundreds of questions and answers related to Thomas Jefferson and his writings.
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 Amazon.com: Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent Lives): Books: Christopher Hitchens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
BORN ON APRIL 13, 1743 (April 2 until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1758), Thomas Jefferson was the offspring of stable planter stock in the native aristocracy of Virginia.
Was Jefferson's anticlericalism a manifestation of Deism or atheism?
Page 26 'Thomas Jefferson, indeed, is one of the small handful of people to have his very name associated with a form of democracy.' Page 43 'Jefferson was not a man of the Enlightenment only in the ordinary sense that he believed in reason or perhaps rationality.
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 Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1743.
Jefferson cut spending on the Army and Navy and was able to reduce the national debt by a third.
Thomas Jefferson, that wise man, that sophisticated man, that cultured man, that rich man -- he was a plantation owner he understood.
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 Internet Public Library: POTUS
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Lawn at the University of Virginia
Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Approximately 6,000 books from Jefferson's private library were purchased for $23,950 to help start the Library of Congress.
Jefferson is credited with several inventions, including the swivel chair, a pedometer, a machine to make fiber from hemp, a letter-copying machine, and the lazy susan.
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 Thomas Jefferson - Wikiquote
Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 4 July 1826) was the third president of the United States (1801–1809), author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), a political philosopher, and one of the most influential founders of the United States.
Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.
Attributed to Jefferson by Henry David Thoreau, this statement is used in his essay on civil disobedience, but the quote has not been found in Jefferson's own writings; the statement may well have originated with Thoreau himself.
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 Wikinfo | Thomas Jefferson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and a source of many other contributions to American culture.
A subject of considerable controversy since Jefferson's own time was whether Jefferson was the father of any of the children of his slave Sally Hemings.
An electoral tie resulted between Jefferson and his opponentAaron Burr in the U.S. presidential election, 1800.
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 Jefferson Digital Archive
A summary of Jefferson's influence on the English language, according to his presence in entries in the OED 2nd.
A comprehensive documentary edition of the papers surrounding the construction of the Academical Village, Jefferson's 19th-century architectural masterpiece at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.
The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia
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 Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, so uniquely American in both his awesome talents and serious shortcomings, makes a most interesting historical figure.
The written correspondence of Thomas Jefferson across his lifetime comes to fill several volumes and contain many gems of human insight and political prophecy.
Jefferson was too ill to attend, but he found the right words, as usual, to express the significance of the occasion.
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