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I am really disturbed by the logic Douglas uses here [especially if he is a teacher] in his prescription that it is ok for someone to continue doing something harmful or unjust as long as attention is paid to the time period events or the possibility of a burden of debt for livelihood. This is...more »
Thanks for your question, Cristina. The postcard was open to homeschoolers and we were thrilled to receive a large number of entries from homeschooled students around the country. In fact, several of the winners posted above are homeschool students. more »
I was wondering if this was also opened to homeschoolers...more »
The ownership of humans is no new discovery. In fact, that many of us are in denial regarding the continual mistreatment of humans by other humans is astonishing. Every race and ethnic group has determined itself better than another and therefore tend to keep the 'lesser than us' or the "...more »
My husband and I visited Monticello yesterday, 6.5.13 and had a very perfect experience. We were on the first archaeology walk with Dr. Frasier Neiman. What a neat experience. He provided our group with superb background info about the area then proceeded to show us many sites of importance at...more »
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 more »
"The 2nd Amendment as it is written only places a restriction on the federal government from infringing on the right of the people to bear arms. It does not state that individual states may not do so." You may have forgot that would be in in violation of the Bill of Rights, and if you remember...more »
We're excited too! We received over 500 fantastic submissions. We will be announcing the winners on this page and via Facebook by Friday, May 24th. We will hope to get other notable submissions highlighted on the website in the coming weeks.
Updated May 24th:...more »
Thank you everyone for your excitement about the Monticello and HISTORY® postcard contest. We received over 1200 amazing entries into the postcard contest! Winners have been notified via mail and email and we will have digital submissions on this page soon. Thank you again!more »
Thanks, Bob. Great information, as always!more »
It was more likely Joseph Neilson - http://www.monticello.org/mulberry-row/people/joseph-neilson.
John Neilson arrived at Monticello about 3...more »
this is depressing your database.more »
Jamey Hemings ran away after being beaten severely by an overseer. Critta's son by Jefferson's nephew Peter Carr.more »
James Hemings was freed because of his sister to cover up the crime in Paris. Jefferson involving himself with a teenage girl. James would have talked and so Jefferson had no choice but to free him. Her mother was so hurt to have her daughter come back as a slave. The plan was for her to be free...more »
Sally was given her freedom because she was the mother of Jefferson's children that was a given. Jefferson was not going to sell his family off. His in laws which are the Hemings family was always safe and secure. Do to the fact that they were part white and not totally black. Slavery at its...more »
Is it true that Jefferson's son-in-law John Wayles Eppes (Jack) had children by Sally Hemings' neice Betsy Hemmings at least two children a boy and a girl. This son in law was married to Jefferson's daughter Maria and a had three children but only one son survived by the Francis Eppes. The...more »
Is not John Neilson the father of Elizabeth Hemings youngest son John Hemings?more »
the foundation needs to do a better job and account for all Sally Hemings eight children. I read a book that says she had eight children. Four girls and four boys. I will list them for you Thomas Jefferson 1790, Harriet 1 1795, Edy 1796, William Beverly 1798, Thenia 1799, Harriet 1801, James...more »
How certain are you that a "bottle" is a pint bottle?
Six egg yolks is rather high for just 4 cups of cream. That also begs the question of how large were the eggs likely to have been? I use 4 extra-large eggs in 6 cups cream, but I'm guessing eggs at that time were likely much...more »
Can anyone tell me why his home was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site? And why is the Monticello on the back of nickels? It seems quite ironic that on one side of them it says "liberty" while on the other side they have image Jefferson's plantation... more »