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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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  • Attack on judiciary raises questions about the 'New Newt'

    Attack on judiciary raises questions about the 'New Newt'
    Newt Gingrich, the self-proclaimed "smartest guy in the room," may have outsmarted himself in his latest assault on the American judiciary, just as his front-running status for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is shining a brighter spotlight...
  • Review: Hellas stokes up on suds

    Review: Hellas stokes up on suds
    For more than 10 years, Hellas in Anne Arundel County has been a standby Mediterranean restaurant and bar. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate groups, and the menu is heavy on filling, homey dishes like ravioli, lasagna and Greek specialties....
  • U.Va. president reinstated

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The president of the University of Virginia was reinstated on Tuesday by the school's board, whose surprise decision to force her out two weeks ago set off a wave of protests by faculty and students. Teresa Sullivan,...
  • And Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity is....

    And Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity is....
    In the end, Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity became more of an endurance test than a flexing of comedic muscle. Maryland's former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the last celebrity to take the stage, might have won over what remained of the crowd when he joked...
  • Does Roberts believe what he wrote?

    Does Roberts believe what he wrote?
    Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it? In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the...
  • Man said to don fake beard in alleged Bethesda murder attempt

    Frank Cipriani entered a Bethesda home, wearing a disguise and posing as a building inspector. He faced his lover's husband, and pulled out a gun. Then his fake beard fell off. In that instant, prosecutors say, an elaborate murder plot also unraveled....
  • The Maryland model

    The Maryland model
    The messy situation at the University of Virginia, which recently saw its president forced to resign by the school's governing board, only to be reinstated two weeks later after faculty and student protests, highlighted problems of institutional reform...
  • Perryville celebrates birthdays, anniversaries

    My goodness it is hard to believe it is July already. Half the year is over. Welcome to summertime! July birthday wishes go to Joy Lou Fogle, who celebrates on July 6. Eric Meisigier will celebrate his birthday on July 7. Jimmy Gosweiler is sent...
  • Culleton: Faith has an important role, but not as a point of division

    In this land of ours, the relationship between religion and politics is complex. We began with the establishment of colonies in the New World, by various European powers. Typically, colonists had no history of religious toleration and plenty of history...
  • Eagle Archives: Celebrating independence, and the history that helped bring us here

    Parades, picnics, family gatherings, speeches and fireworks have always been the standard fare of the Fourth of July in Carroll County. On July 9, 1920, the now-defunct Union Bridge Pilot reported at length about a baseball game in town, but took special...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • Reisterstown: Fiction writer aiming for gold with 'Song of the Nile'

    Ah, the lazy days of summer. There is nothing like grabbing a good read and heading for the nearest beach or pool to while away the hours. That might be a better-than-great idea if you are among those without electricity or water, or both following the...