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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 ¿ 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801¿1809), 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 (1804¿1806) 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 (1779¿1781)...
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Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 ¿ 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801¿1809), 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 (1804¿1806) 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 (1779¿1781), the first United States Secretary of State (1789¿1793) and second Vice President (1797¿1801).

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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  • FEMA money helps Louisa County but Gloucester suffers

    To show how important it was to get a disaster declaration designation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the April 16 tornado in Gloucester, look no further than Thursday's announcement. Gob. Bob McDonnell announced in a press release with a...
  • Lawrence R. 'Larry' Sibley, police officer

    Lawrence R. 'Larry' Sibley, police officer
    Lawrence R. "Larry" Sibley, a retired Baltimore County police officer who had a second career in security and as an office manager, died Thursday from heart disease at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa. He was 64. The son of an Old Bay Line seaman and a...
  • Climax Springs defeats Thomas Jefferson, 55-47

    Climax Springs defeats Thomas Jefferson, 55-47
    BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Climax Springs used a hot shooting first quarter to propel themselves to an early lead, and then rolled to a 55-47 victory over Thomas Jefferson High from Joplin on Tuesday night in Bolivar to advance to a Class 1 quarterfinal.  Climax...
  • Religion lets candidates avoid hard truths

    I observe religious beliefs making politicians less responsible. Consider anyone who believes their particular prophet actually existed and rose to heaven, or especially that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, in spite of plentiful evidence to the...
  • An interfaith road trip to promote understanding

    An evangelical minister, a rabbi and an imam rent a van. What sounds like the start of a joke is actually a national tour we began together on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, to improve interfaith cooperation and address a rising...
  • Educating our way out of the recession

    Educating our way out of the recession
    The U.S. economy is on life support, and all the enacted or proposed treatments, while necessary, are at best short term or palliative. The time has come to build a stronger foundation for our future well-being. Here's the quandary: The markets are being...
  • Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'

    Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'
    There's an unexpected case of theatrical synergy going on in the region, with two productions that look squarely at issues of race, identity and self-esteem. At Everyman Theatre, you'll find a potent staging of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun,"...
  • Congregants to celebrate 'Old Brick' church

    Congregants to celebrate 'Old Brick' church
    The centuries-old church affectionately known as "Old Brick" is far from imposing. It more closely resembles a one-room schoolhouse than it does the newer, larger building that has housed its congregation since the 1990s. Yet Old Brick's historic role as...
  • Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial

    Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial
    The Supreme Court has embarked on a new term that is widely predicted to be one of its most momentous in many years. But we should not quickly forget one very important First Amendment case decided by the court during its last term — one that may...
  • Tom Benjamin adds a new 'Brick' to his reputation

    The Old Brick Church has earned that name during its 200-year history. That anniversary is being observed by Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, whose present building was constructed in 1993 and hence qualifies as an architectural newcomer. Such an...
  • Bosley Mouldings is in the family mold

    Bosley Mouldings is in the family mold
    I wish I had met Bosley Wright three years earlier. Back in 2008, I embarked on a do-it-mostly-myself kitchen renovation that included adding architectural millwork around the door and window frames. Easy enough, except that I wanted to match the...