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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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  • Spring Break, Part II

    I hadn’t planned on two breaks in one week or for them to coincide with the spring break many neighbors and their children took this week. It just worked out that way.   The first was a cool, foggy weekend at Rehoboth. The second was a warm, sunny,...
  • Annapolis photo workshop gets participants camera-ready

    Annapolis photo workshop gets participants camera-ready
    Roger Miller and Jeffrey A. Wolk make photography sound easy. These seasoned shooters, who have nearly a century of experience between them, share some simple instructions: Relax, enjoy the scenery, focus and keep taking pictures. "The most important...
  • 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...
  • Pages from the Past: Several students injured after car collides with school bus

    An article in the March 26, 1936 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported on a weekday afternoon accident in which a school bus was overturned and a car destroyed. Six children were injured as were the two occupants of the car. A...
  • Eagle Archive: Carroll County Pasta Growers Association faced serious issues in spring 1917

    In March and April of 1917, chaos and confusion in the global agriculture markets led to a series of testy meetings between local farmers and the canneries in Carroll County. As World War I ended, "county farmers found themselves in an increasingly...
  • Virginia politicians should not be lecturing Maryland's governor

    There is a very good reason why a Virginia delegate should not be lecturing Gov. Martin O'Malley on his support for same-sex marriage ("On marriage, O'Malley should heed O'Brien," Aug 16). His appeal to lofty ideals such as natural law and even Thomas...
  • Inspectors work to protect consumers

    Inspectors work to protect consumers
    Jonathan Biedron didn't bother complaining the first time he noticed a difference between the price he was charged for office supplies and the figure posted on the shelf. But when it happened repeatedly — and always in the store's favor —...
  • Baltimore-area school systems to open Wednesday

    Though all Baltimore region school systems will be open Wednesday, dozens of schools will remain closed because of power outages. Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will open Wednesday after delaying the first day because of...
  • Still brewing: The tea party hasn't gone away

    Still brewing: The tea party hasn't gone away
    At a Heritage Foundation luncheon for activists and bloggers in July, Heritage President Ed Feulner asked, "What's up with the tea party …? We're not hearing much right now." This question, in one form or another, is cropping up with increasing...
  • Mount Airy student named to dean's list at Thomas Jefferson University

    Marissa Dorsey, of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She is studying occupational therapy. Georges Rizk, of Sykesville, participated in the Summer Scholars...
  • Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?

    Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?
    Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters. The big one...
  • Lens crafters: Exhibit salutes architectural photography

    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...