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Jefferson drew upon his education in law and Enlightenment philosophy when he wrote the Declaration of Independence (1776) and A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774), two treatises that grappled with liberty and slavery. At the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, colonial Virginia’s capital, he studied mathematics, natural philosophy (science), and political philosophy with Scottish scholar William Small. Jefferson was exposed to the leading thinkers of the Enlightenment, who stressed that liberty and equality were natural human rights.

This highly interactive exhibition traces the development and ongoing influence of Jefferson's transformational ideas about liberty—particularly those expressed in the Declaration of Independence—through a groundbreaking presentation on a wall of flat-panel LCD screens. The title comes from...

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