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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (18011809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. The Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (18041806) occurred during his presidency.

Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and favored states' rights and a very limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state and was the author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1779, 1786). He was the wartime Governor of Virginia (17791781)...
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Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (18011809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. The Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (18041806) occurred during his presidency.

Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and favored states' rights and a very limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state and was the author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1779, 1786). He was the wartime Governor of Virginia (17791781), the first United States Secretary of State (17891793) and second Vice President (17971801).

Jefferson's estate, Monticello, and the univerisy he founded in 1819 -- the University of Virginia -- are located in Charlottesville, VA. U.Va. was the first university in the U.S. where higher education was completely separate from religious doctrine. Jefferson is also known for many inventions, such as the moldboard plow, wheel cipher and portable copying press.
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  • McCain aides' entangling foreign alliances

     
    by Frank James Thomas Jefferson famously warned an earlier generation of Americans against "entangling (foreign) alliances." Now Sen. John McCain may be seeing the wisdom of that as applied to his own campaign aides. The Wall Street Journal reports today...
  • King: Vito is good, press is bad

     
    Noted journalism expert Pete King, writing in the NYPost, elaborates on his oft-stated support for Vito Fossella and his oft-stated disdain for the press. Fossella, King says, has taken the responsible step by retiring. His drunk driving has to...

    Hillary Clinton can dream, can't she?

     
    by Frank James Sen. Hillary Clinton took a break from campaigning in South Dakota for the Democratic presidential nomination to visit Mt. Rushmore. There she posed, like millions of tourists, in front of the famous monument, with the photographers...

    Obama: We need City Hall, not McCain

     
    by John McCormick, updated with McCain response Sen. Barack Obama told a conference of mayors Saturday in Miami that he knows he will need to listen to them if he makes it to the White House, otherwise the snow in...

    Battle over high court heats up

     
    by James Oliphant The just-ended Supreme Court term promises to provide some grist for a long, hot summer of campaigining for John McCain and Barack Obama. Rulings on guns, Guantanamo detaineees, the death penalty, and other incindiary issues have again.....