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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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  • Rene Verdon dies at 86; White House chef for the Kennedys

    Rene Verdon dies at 86; White House chef for the Kennedys
    When Rene Verdon became the first professional chef to work in the White House, in 1961, dining with the president was given an early 1800s spin: Outside caterers were replaced by an in-house operation that harked back to Thomas Jefferson's day....
  • Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion

    Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion
    Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87. Gaustad...
  • Charlie Sheen Takes to the Web Again, Rhymes About CBS Execs

    Charlie Sheen Takes to the Web Again, Rhymes About CBS Execs
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Charlie Sheen continued with his "torpedo of truth" campaign Tuesday night, airing another bizarre episode of 'Sheen's Korner' on his Ustream channel. Just hours after being fired from the hit TV show 'Two and a Half Men' on...
  • What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list

    What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list
    Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
  • Eight Californians receive MacArthur grants

    Eight Californians receive MacArthur grants
    Eight Californians, including a public high school physics teacher, a deaf sign-language expert, a jellyfish researcher and an installation artist, are among 23 winners of this year's grants from the MacArthur Foundation. The recipients will each receive...
  • Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer

    Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer
    Many are the virtues claimed for Southern California's climate, but a similarity to England's rarely ranks among them. Early Wednesday morning at the Santa Monica farmers market, however, the chill and dense fog were indeed London-like and emblematic of...
  • Atheists get Santa Monica Nativity's display spaces in park

     
    Atheists take plots once used by Christian churches in Santa Monica for a nativity scene....
  • No coal in this CEO's stocking

     
    Gerard J. Arpey is not heading for the breadline, not by any stretch. The man who just departed as American Airlines' CEO and chairman, as the company declared bankruptcy, has landed a nice berth as a partner of some Texas......
  • Barrington High Madrigals perform at White House, other D.C. venues

     
    The Barrington High School Madrigals toured the nation's capitol singing for — and mingling with — Washington's who's who. Tannah Wieneke, 17, a senior, and …...
  • Christopher Hitchens, writer and intellectual, dies at 62

     
    Prolific, argumentative and intellectually bracing writer Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer. He was 62....
  • Foundation hands out $11,000 in grants to District 15 teachers

     
    Twelve teachers received $11,000 from the District 15 Educational Foundation to help purchase supplies and educational tools to bolster the classroom experience. The funds are …...