Thomas Jefferson Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Thomas Jefferson.

  • 6 Biographies
  • 13 Student Essays
  • 12 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 17 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

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Encyclopedia Articles (12)

1,138 words, approx. 4 pages
Jefferson, Thomas (b. April 13, 1743; d. July 4, 1826) Third president of the United States (1801–1809). Thomas Jefferson was among the preeminent founders of the United States, advocating st... Read more
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Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 American president, statesman and inventor who, among other things, is credited with helping to define the duties and regulations of the U.S. Patent Office. From 1790-93, Th... Read more
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Thomas Jefferson Born April 13, 1743Shadwell, VirginiaDied July 4, 1826Charlottesville, Virginia President and vice president of the United States, lawyer, philosopher, writer "My God! How ... Read more
2,822 words, approx. 10 pages
A Summary View of the Rights of British America by Thomas Jefferson A Summary View of the Rights of British America First published in 1774; excerpted from The Portable Thomas Jefferson, 1975 "... Read more
1,389 words, approx. 5 pages
Jefferson, Thomas Thomas Jefferson, 1743–1826. The American philosopher and statesman was the third president of the United States. A man of broad interests and activity, he exerted an imme... Read more
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Jefferson, Thomas Excerpt from "To the U.S. Minister to France" Written on April 18, 1802 Published in The Works of Thomas Jefferson, edited by Paul Leicester Ford, 1905 When Spain ceded... Read more
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Jefferson, Thomas Excerpt from "Jefferson's Instructions to Lewis" Delivered April 1803; published in The Journals of Lewis and Clark, edited by Bernard DeVoto, 1953 The Louisiana... Read more
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Jefferson, Thomas Excerpt from "Jefferson's First Inaugural Address" Delivered on March 4, 1801 Published in Documents of American History, edited by Henry S. Commager, 1943 Ameri... Read more
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Thomas Jefferson Born April 13, 1743 (Shadwell, Virginia) Died July 4, 1826 (Monticello, Virginia) U.S. president, vice president, secretary of state, scientist, inventor, philosopher, foreign diploma... Read more
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Absalom Jones Born November 6, 1746 (Sussex County, Delaware) Died February 13, 1818 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Episcopal priest Absalom Jones was the first black Protestant Episcopal priest in the ... Read more
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Jefferson, Thomas(1743–1826) "Here was Buried Thomas JeffersonApril 2, 1743 O.S. –July 4, 1826Author of the Declaration of IndependenceAnd of the Virginia Statue for Religious Fr... Read more
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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 w... Read more