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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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  • 'President Adams' to visit Temple Isaiah

     'President Adams' to visit Temple Isaiah
    What would you ask President John Adams if you had the chance? You can get your opportunity — no flux capacitor required — at Temple Isaiah on Friday night when historical impressionist Peter Small takes the stage as the second president, who...
  • Rice memoir casts an eye at history

    Rice memoir casts an eye at history
    By now, of course, the key details of former national security adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington" have already made it to public view. Among them: She clashed over policy with Vice...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The Girl from 'Barthelona'

    I pressed Mar for an intellectualized perspective of life in Barcelona.  “Family, music, food, congestion, partying, chaos, the sea and hot weather,” she summed up.  I asked for more and spontaneously she blurted, “Life.” I...
  • No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations

    No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations
    They pass through the tiny row home at a steady clip, 50,000 pilgrims a year on a mission to visit their mecca. Here, in a second-floor bedroom of a narrow little residence on Emory Street, on a bitter cold day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born....
  • Living Here: Gloucester

    Living Here: Gloucester
    Gloucester is the gateway to the Middle Peninsula that has seen an influx of residents due to its affordable housing, low crime and high quality of life. The county is steeped in history. At the time of the arrival of English settlers on Virginia...
  • Living Here: Williamsburg

    Some say time travel is impossible. But a walk through 18th-century living is a highlight in this former Colonial capitol. The city's permanent residents still find amusement in seeing the historic interpreters in full Colonial garb in supermarkets and at...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Living Here: Science and more

    Animals, plants and planets are all covered at area museums. Many of the museums, notably the Air and Space Center and the Virginia Living Museum, have exhibits that kids love. 1. Bluebird Gap Farm. 60-acre nature center with 250 domestic and wild...
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore to revamp teaching on pain

    University of Maryland, Baltimore to revamp teaching on pain
    As part of a federal project aimed at better treating pain, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will begin revamping the way it teaches future doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists. Pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and their...
  • Wu: Democracy, not the GOP, controls Costa Mesa

    Thomas Jefferson supposedly said, "Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%." I am writing this to remind all the people in Costa Mesa, from all of the comments I see posted on the Daily...