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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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    Lens crafters: Exhibit salutes architectural photography
    Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to create the stunning images of houses that grace fine design magazines, newspapers, and websites? Unlike news photography, which records events as they happen, or studio and fashion photography, which captures...
  • Review: Hellas stokes up on suds

    Review: Hellas stokes up on suds
    For more than 10 years, Hellas in Anne Arundel County has been a standby Mediterranean restaurant and bar. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate groups, and the menu is heavy on filling, homey dishes like ravioli, lasagna and Greek specialties....
  • Man said to don fake beard in alleged Bethesda murder attempt

    Frank Cipriani entered a Bethesda home, wearing a disguise and posing as a building inspector. He faced his lover's husband, and pulled out a gun. Then his fake beard fell off. In that instant, prosecutors say, an elaborate murder plot also unraveled....
  • Hansen: Coloring Jesus outside the lines

    When some students at Top of the World Elementary School finish for the day, they will stay for an after-school program called Good News Bible Club and learn about Jesus. It may even be in their same classroom. The program is offered to first- through...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Christopher McDonald

    "It was a lucky accident, as many great things are in life," says Christopher McDonald of his role as flamboyant attorney Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson on NBC's Monday comedy-drama "Harry's Law." Created by David E. Kelley, it stars Kathy Bates as Harriet...
  • Kiwanis Aktion Club convention-bound

    The Burbank Kiwanis Aktion Club had its annual Bowl-A-Thon on Feb. 27. This fundraiser affords club members the opportunity to attend the Kiwanis Aktion Club Convention in late summer or early fall. It was a very successful event, thanks to the support...
  • Jean Denton

      With loving memories, the family of Jean Denton announce her passing on March 19, 2011.    Jean, wife, mother and Grammy was born on December 15, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Maxwell and Nancy Gibler.  She was the baby of six children and...
  • Wordsmiths offer tips, insights

    Wordsmiths offer tips, insights
    "I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson famously wrote. Luckily for area bibliophiles, April 9 could supply them with several years' worth — autographed, as well. The fifth annual Literary Orange festival at the UC Irvine Student...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...