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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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  • God and 9/11

     
    Members of the clergy should have been invited to participate in New York City's 9/11 memorial observance....
  • End drug prohibition [Most commented]

     
    Drug legalization supporters shouldn't compare their plight to Prohibition, writes Kevin A. Sabet in Wednesday's Op-Ed pages. The former senior adviser to President Obama's drug czar says it's too nuanced a situation -- legally, historically and...
  • The danger of politicizing textbooks

     
    Last week we wrote on the editorial page about California’s decision to require teachers and textbooks to include some sort of positive message about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their lessons. We opposed that decision -- not...
  • Environment: Romance to Bromides to Bromance

     
    Kevin Spear, who covers the environment for the Orlando Sentinel, has written a great number of articles dealing with Gov. Rick Scott's and the Republican Legislature's new approach to environmental protection or the lack thereof. Let's cut to the chase:...
  • Vibes player Roy Ayers returns, DJ Anthony Valadez unveils mixtape

     
    Vibraphone player Roy Ayers returns to Los Angeles for a gig on Nov. 17....
  • We're taxed out [Most commented]

     
    Pay it forward, Californians, the editorial board wrote Saturday, saying: California is a wealthy state, with enough money and brains to create a future of opportunity and achievement for the next generation. As we face these new triggered cuts and......
  • Giving thanks to the America Invents Act

     
    Last night the Super Committee announced that they could not come up with a plan to reduce our deficit by 1.5 trillion. It’s easy to get upset; these politicians were playing politics with our economy and refused to make even the most common sense...
  • America is no Democracy, Seminole school board hears

     
    Becky Erwin says innocent young Seminole County school children are being led astray, incorrectly taught that the United States is a democracy. She showed up at a School Board meeting Tuesday night waving a social studies book which she said had the...
  • Sundance Film Festival announces its drama, documentary premieres

     
    Sundance Film Festival is perhaps best known for its narrative and dramatic competitions, but the real business in Park City, Utah, is done around the Sundance Film Festival premieres — and none of the features announced Monday has a distribution...
  • 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......