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Science and Exploration

Thomas Jefferson had a lifelong interest in science and its service for the benefit of the nation and humankind. As a child growing up on the frontier, he appreciated unexplored regions, the land, and its natural wonders. As an adult, he became an accomplished man of science with interests in mathematics, botany, medicine, agriculture, surveying, astronomy, paleontology, archeology, meteorology, and ethnology.