Thomas Jefferson

Author: Alf Johnson Mapp

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 487

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Presents the life of the Virginian statesman, analyzing the complexities of his character as he dealt with political and personal crises during the the American Revolution and during his times as diplomat and president.

Thomas Jefferson's Library

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Library of Congress

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office


Category: Reference

Page: 168

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Thomas Jefferson's Image of New England

Author: Arthur Scherr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

View: 692

Writers often depict Thomas Jefferson as a narrow-minded defender of states' rights and Virginia's interests, despite his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and vigorous defense of the young republic's sovereignty. Some historians claim he was particularly hostile to the New England states, whose Federalist electorate he regarded as enemies of his Democratic-Republican Party. This study of Jefferson's lifelong relationship with New England reveals him to be a consistent nationalist and friend of the region, from his first visit to Boston in 1784 to his recruiting of Massachusetts scholars to teach at the University of Virginia. His nationalist point of view is most evident where some historians claim to see it least: in his opinions of the people and politics of New England. He admired New Englanders' Revolutionary patriotism, especially that of his friend John Adams, and considered their direct democracy and town-meeting traditions a model for the rest of the Union.

Thomas Jefferson's "We Little Book" Purified by Fire

Author: Harry Swanson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.


Category: History

Page: 265

View: 4563

People, get ready! Thomas Jefferson lived a very successful, accomplished life and was one of the most intelligent of the Founding Fathers. He is probably most remembered as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson served as the governor of Virginia, congressman, the first secretary of state under George Washington, vice president under John Adams, and president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was also a diplomat, lawyer, architect and could speak several languages. As president, he signed the congressional Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves and was a big advocate for religious freedom. Thomas Jefferson thought highly of the Bible and made frequent use of its references and passages. He was a Bible enthusiast and often gave Bibles as gifts to family members. Jefferson's greatest gift may not have been his work on the Declaration of Independence but one that he called his "wee little book." He took on a project to collect the best and most concise moral teachings known. After a lengthy search, he found them in Jesus's teaching as recorded in the Gospels, which Jefferson believed were the most sublime and benevolent code of morals ever offered to man. Finally, after several years of planning, in 1820 and at age seventy-seven, he finished construction of his book by cutting excerpts from the Gospels of the New Testament and arranging them in chronological and topical order covering the story of Jesus's life, parables, and moral teaching. The work did include miracles and the supernatural such as heaven, hell, angels, devil, eternal life, and more. Jefferson's purpose was to clarify Jesus's major teachings into one short collection for his own nightly study. If there's anything the world needs today, it's the fulfillment of the Great Commission--to go and tell all the world about the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, including his life, teachings, sufferings, crucifixion, and resurrection. Jefferson's work was a priceless nightly study then and a priceless nightly study now.

Thomas Jefferson for Kids

Author: Brandon Marie Miller

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769427

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1833

Drawing heavily from the original letters and papers of Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries, this resource chronicles the world of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. From his early critiques of the colonial policies of Great Britain and King George III to his governmental roles as the first secretary of state, the minister to France, and the third president of the United States, Jefferson's groundbreaking achievements are described in historical context. The contradictions in Jefferson's character--most notably the fact that he owned 600 slaves in his lifetime despite penning the immortal phrase "all men are created equal"--are also explored, giving kids a full picture of this skilled politician. Creative activities that invite children to experience Jefferson's colonial America include designing a Palladian window, building a simple microscope, painting a "buffalo robe," and dancing a reel.