President Thomas Jefferson Research Article from Complete American Presidents Sourcebook

This Study Guide consists of approximately 48 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of President Thomas Jefferson.
This section contains 5,196 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the President Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia Article

President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963; see entry in volume 5) once hosted a White House dinner attended by many Nobel Prize winners. Looking out on the gathering of famous scientists, physicians, and writers, he remarked that it was "the most extraordinary collection of talent" that had "ever been gathered together at the White House—with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." His remark was meant to be respectful. Jefferson was an accomplished writer, architect, naturalist, inventor, diplomat, and educator, among his many talents.

Jefferson was of great service to his state, Virginia, and his country. He helped draft the original documents when Virginia established its post-colonial government in 1781. He wrote an internationally-acclaimed book, Notes on the State of Virginia, that was published in 1785. His Act for Establishing Religious Freedom was adopted by the state in 1786. He founded the University of Virginia. In service...

(read more)

This section contains 5,196 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the President Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
UXL
President Thomas Jefferson from UXL. ©2005-2006 by U•X•L. U•X•L is an imprint of Thomson Gale, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook