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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 »
As a 5th grade teacher that just returned from Monticello with her class yesterday, I would like some information about these hands-on activities. I will have over 40 students next year and I notice that the word SMALL is mentioned in a post or two here....Is this a situation only for families...more »
Why after two hundred years we are still talking about this? It is because Jefferson was famous and he should have known better. He raped a 15 year old girl and takes her back to Virginia to cover up the crime. He then puts her up as his common law wife and proceeds to have eight children by her...more »
I had been wondering how this issue would be resolved and it seems that it has been resolved by the white descendants that it remain unresolved, but in whose interests? I find the mental (and moral) gymnastics of the white Jefferson descendants to be those of white American society regarding...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.
Thank you!more »
"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours its own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich upon the poor."
Jefferson, or not?more »
Is it too late to send a submission?more »
When will the winners be announced? We're so excited!more »
I've seen the following quote attributed to Jefferson in a couple of locations online and would like to know if it is legit:
The only thing a man can take beyond this lifetime is his ethics.
I'm afraid TJ's Disciple's "THC percentages per dry weight" are as rampantly viral and false as the quote. You see these laughable %'s everywhere but trust me: initiate a credible discourse with an actual lab that measures cannabinoids and you'll see 0.5% THC per dry plant matter would be...more »
I thought it may be of interest to understand the context of this quote by reading the letter in which he wrote this quote. Below, I have pasted a copy of the letter. The quote can be found in the portion where he is talking about his anticipation of the progress of the constitution:
Joshua - yes, this is spurious. I've created a page on it here, although as of yet there's not much we can say about it, other than the fact that we have no evidence that Jefferson wrote it....more »
You can see this and other interesting quotes on government from TJ's letter to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824, as verified by Monticello's Retirement Series editorial staff, here:...more »
This is from a letter to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 - Here it is in the Lipscomb-Bergh edition of Jefferson’s writings: http://babel....more »
Aha, thank you so much! He apparently did a good enough job capturing the spirit of the quotations to fool a lot of people...more »
Thanks :-)more »
Please scan the postcards and send them as attachments to the email address education@Monticello.org
We look forward to seeing the postcards!more »
Absolutely! Please scan and send as an attachment to the email address education@Monticello.org
I can’t wait to see your postcard!more »
you forget the first half of the sentence. more »