Jefferson’s Busts: Pt. I

January 28, 2011

Jefferson considered one room in his beloved Monticello his “most honorable suite”. Why?

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America’s Original Party of Five Pt. I

June 30, 2010

We all know who shouldered the bulk of writing the Declaration of Independence (click here for a hint), but can you name the other 4 members who made up the original 13 States’ Party of Five?

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Father’s Day Gifts: Bobblehead Edition

June 16, 2010

Nothing says “Happy Fathers Day” like …a Thomas Jefferson bobblehead. Need we say more? (Just in case keep reading).

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Thomas Jefferson – Renaissance Man

November 19, 2008

polymath“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together in the White House—with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

-John F. Kennedy

Thomas Jefferson was one of America’s first Renaissance Men. 

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The Declaration of Independence Unplugged Pt. I

November 12, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncindc/After drafting his version of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson sought out feedback from, among others, Benjamin Franklin. Jefferson was a tactician, and probably realizing his original draft would not be universally accepted as is (as the Founding Fathers were not known to agree on a whole lot of topics), I think he conceded the fewest changes in order to get the heart of his document across.

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