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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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    Atheists take plots once used by Christian churches in Santa Monica for a nativity scene....
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    Prolific, argumentative and intellectually bracing writer Christopher Hitchens has died of cancer. He was 62....
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    There are BIG projects from Ken Burns ("Baseball," "Jazz," and "The Civil War"), and there are the less ambitious stories ("Thomas Jefferson" and "Mark Twain") from the New Hampshire-based documentarian who has become in many ways a de facto national........
  • Ryan Dibilio will wear his brother's No. 32 against Allen on Friday night

     
    Joe Arndt gave us an encouraging report after visiting Chuck Dibilio in the hospital on Friday afternoon. Arndt took Chuck's younger brother Ryan, a junior basketball player, along with him to Thomas Jefferson Universiy Hospital in Philadelphia to see...
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    Before we get to our Friday night forecast for high school boys basketball, a get-well wish to one of the best kids to ever play high school sports in the Lehigh Valley -- Nazareth grad and Princeton freshman Chuck Dibilio. Colleague Steve Miller and me...
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    How to grow asparagus: The vegetable grows vigorously in some gardens but not in others. Why? Some expert advice on a healthy crop....