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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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  • 1/6/2012-Getting To Know Him

    1/6/2012-Getting To Know Him
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  • Compromise is not a weakness

    Editor: The recent Open Forum letter "Uncompromising on when compromise is appropriate," was a great example of the mentality of the raging political machine, all passion, no compromise. At an early age we are taught some form of compromise. Somewhere...
  • KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings - Week 6

    KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings - Week 6
    KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings – Week 6 (Teams are ranked by the KSPR Sports Department based on their relative strength to class size.  Overall dominance, strength of schedule, quality wins, and momentum are factors in determining the order....
  • In 'Gleam,' testing limits and breaking traditions

    In 'Gleam,' testing limits and breaking traditions
    Watching "Gleam" at Center Stage is like visiting a distant era that actually wasn't all that long ago. This play takes place between 1903 and 1928 in a rural Florida town. Its residents' customs and speech patterns seem closer to 19th-century...
  • Roe v. Wade turns 39

    January 22 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that has legalized the death of millions of American unborn babies. What must God do to a nation that methodically murders a huge portion of an entire generation of its own...
  • Tour gives public rare look inside historic home, Severnby

    Tour gives public rare look inside historic home, Severnby
    Never in his wildest dreams did Philip Hamilton ever think that a common household product like baking soda would be so crucial to the revival of his ancestral home, Severnby, on the Severn River in Gloucester. In August 2002, a fire caused by a...
  • Quirky and unusual

    Quirky and unusual
    Awkward Family Pet Photos Mike Bender and Doug Chernack Three Rivers Press, $15, paper The guys who brought us "Awkward Family Photos" are back with an edition devoted to cruel and unusual punishment to animals. Sort of. It's not that we don't love our...
  • Should we care if Herman Cain had an affair?

    Should we care if Herman Cain had an affair?
    Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as...
  • Primary Voting Is Not Just For New Hampshire Anymore

    Primary Voting Is Not Just For New Hampshire Anymore
    Qualifying for the Louisiana Republican primary closes tomorrow (09 December, 2011) and already the local Statist Quo are droning on about the insignificance of the LA Caucus and Primary, what a wonderful way to draw attention to the need to NOT VOTE,...
  • KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings - Week 2

    KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings - Week 2
    KSPR Boys Basketball Power Rankings – Week 2 (Teams are ranked by the KSPR Sports Department based on their relative strength to class size.  Overall dominance, strength of schedule, quality wins, and momentum are factors in determining the order....
  • Jim Irsay to display historical treasures at Indiana State Museum

    Jim Irsay to display historical treasures at Indiana State Museum
    He has a collection of rare and historical treasures most people never get to see but that will all change during the Super Bowl. The personal artifacts of Colts owner Jim Irsay will be put on public display. The exhibit will be unveiled at the Indiana...