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Dear Don, I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with your tour at Monticello. Our goal at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation is neither to denigrate nor celebrate Thomas Jefferson, but rather to help our visitors better understand Jefferson, his ideas, and his lasting...more »


Yes, JeffersonResearch. As footnote 1 states, the "If a nation expects to be free . . ." portion of the quote is a true Jefferson quotation. You can find it in our Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters website at...more »


My family and I enjoyed our recent visit to Monticello, the house and grounds are spectacular. I was dismayed at the apparent dislike for Thomas Jefferson by the person who guided our tour through the house. The guide's knowledge of the house was adequate, but she did not anything positive to...more »

says " If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was...more »

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