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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...
  • 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...
  • The curse of Mitt's millions

    The curse of Mitt's millions
    Although Mitt Romneyis now on the brink of nomination as the 2012 Republican presidential standard-bearer, the question remains as to why so much doubt lingers about him. A central concern seems to be that he's just too rich to understand the problems...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • With assault on the judiciary, Gingrich proves he's the same old Newt

    With assault on the judiciary, Gingrich proves he's the same old 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 newly acquired front-running status for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is shining a...
  • Hopkins surgeon performs 2,000th Whipple

     Hopkins surgeon performs 2,000th Whipple
    Early Friday in a small, brightly lit operating room in Johns Hopkins Hospital, a half-dozen doctors and nurses huddled over the gut of a cancer patient, quietly passing metal instruments and surgical sutures. After more than four hours of cutting and...
  • 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...
  • Uncompromising on when compromise is appropriate

    Editor: The Aegis editorial on Wednesday, Dec. 28, entitled "Just like sausage," shows the unfortunate misunderstanding of what governing while representing the people is all about. When the residents of Harford County elect conservative Republicans to...