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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (18011809), 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 (18041806) 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 (17791781)...
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Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (18011809), 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 (18041806) 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 (17791781), the first United States Secretary of State (17891793) and second Vice President (17971801).

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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  • Money grab by state employee unions makes workplace less free

    With freedom on our minds as we celebrate the 4th of July, Maryland's state employees will nevertheless be experiencing a diminution of their freedoms. On July 1, the state will begin withholding an "agency fee" from all state employees, except those who...
  • Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations

    Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations
    The Fourth of July is more than fireworks and picnics. It's a celebration of the day the Continental Congress took the bold step of declaring independence, vowing to "dissolve the political bands" connecting England and the colonies in order to start an...
  • Hoover has successful end-of-the-year events

    Congratulations Hoover Class of 2011 and thanks to the parent volunteers and staff who made graduation, baccalaureate and every event this year memorable. Thanks also to PTSA board members, Purple Circle, Korean Parents Association, Armenian Parents...
  • Ron Kaye: False ideologies, phony principles

    Independence Day seems a fitting time to take stock of how we’re doing as a nation. It’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if the cast of characters we have sent to Washington to lead us today had been present in Philadelphia in...
  • Education Matters: Open your ears to the opposition

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say

    Pair tried to steal historical documents worth millions, police say
    Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
  • Thefts from libraries is a persistent problem

    When I went to work for the Library of Congress in 1977, the stacks were completely open. Members of the staff and the public roamed at will. Thousands of books and other items were lost. I remember being told that when someone on the staff went to look...
  • Delicious Summer Food Trends

    Delicious Summer Food Trends
    Food. It's a common thread that unites us all. And in the culinary world there are some pretty "delicious" things happening this Summer. Liz Sgroi of "Food Network Magazine" stopped by with the latest "Food News." Courtesy "Food Network Magazine," we...
  • A much-respected, and conflicted, general of the Confederacy

    Former Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston caught a cold while attending the funeral in New York City for his former Civil War adversary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1891. A month later, he died in Washington and was buried in a non-...
  • Education in the Lehigh Valley

    COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CEDAR CREST COLLEGE (FALCONS), 100 College Drive, Allentown, 610-437-4471, 1-800-360-1222, http://www.cedarcrest.edu CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE, Satellite program of Chestnut Hill's main campus in Philadelphia, 9601 Germantown Ave.,...