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I agree. Showing this is in many ways helpful. I have never visited Monticello (because I am a Fifth Grader, and probably will do so in adulthood, that is, if I visit it at all) but I have a good idea of it from this description. I thank the site for all the great and interesting facts.more »
what month and day was this written on.more »
We are so glad to be able to offer scholarships on both individual student and whole-class levels. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with scholarship questions and applications. more »
Attention Virginia Teachers interested in Class Scholarships: The application deadline for Charles Angel Grant Scholarships has been extended to December 15, 2013. It's not too late to submit your application for a March field trip! more »
Thanks, very belatedly. more »
The Mammoth Cheese had its origins in the the "mammoth" craze that was gripping the nation at the time - a mastodon's bones (they conflated the two animals back then) had been found by a farmer in New York and exhibited by Charles Wison Peale (who painted a famous picture of the beast) using...more »
I'm a first grade teacher in Roswell, Georgia. We are beginning our social studies unit on Thomas Jefferson and was hoping to Skype with someone at Monticello to help spark some extra enthusiasm and interest about Jefferson with our first graders. Is there someone who can Skype with us from...more »
Hello, Derrick and thanks for your question! Yes - information on the 2014 Barringer Fellowship, including dates and an updated application, will be posted shortly. Please check back for that update and we'll look forward to receiving your application by March 15, 2014. more »
But McDonald v. Chicago applies to the entire nation.more »
but did he write or say the part about the protection from "tyranny in government" and further to the point, how does what he wrote in the draft of the Virginia Constitution relate his writing of the US Constitution. more »
A supposed Thomas Jefferson quote I've seen tossed around a lot in the wake of the shutdown and near default goes something like "you get the government you deserve" or "citizens get the government they deserve."
I don't find it under real quotes or spurious ones. Can you help?more »
Your claim that it was taxes and tariffs that motivated the secessionist movement in the South is entirely counter-factual. The public statements of the leaders of the Confederacy made it very clear that the preservation of slavery was their primary or even sole motivation for secession. They (...more »
So what you're saying is, it doesn't matter if it's a fake quote because you think it sounds like something he would have said?
But then, given that you're believing conspiracy theories about "excessive hollow-points" that even the National Rifle Association has dismissed as nonsense, I...more »
"It is it's natural manure."
Did Jefferson really misuse the apostrophe here? The correct spelling of "its," of course, does not include an apostrophe.more »
Two versions, neither of which I can confirm, but which are all over the internet now (immigration debate must be heating up):
Version 1: A country without secure borders is no country.
Version 2: A nation without secure borders is no nation.
Am I safe in...more »
Hello! Will this Fellowship be available for 2014? Thanks!more »
What a valuable resource for all of us. more »
Looks amazing!more »
A descendant of Col. Joshua Fry is wanting to submit a DNA sample so that his Haplogroup & lineage can finally be identified. Please help fund his efforts. crowdtilt.com/campaigns/joshua-fry-dna-projectmore »
It is really sad that there are so many so-called facts written about TJ that seem to be an attempt to tarnish his memory and all the good he did. History books for public schools and colleges are littered with half truths and total falsehoods about TJ and the rest of the important people...more »