"Opposed in death as in life." - Thomas Jefferson
There was a time when I should have ballanced between Mr. Jefferson & Mr. Adams; but I now view the former as a man of sublimated & paradoxical imagination—cherishing notions incompatible with regular and firm government.
- Alexander Hamilton, Philadelphia, October 15, 1792
Hamilton in Monticello: Are you a fan of Hamilton the Musical? Interested in learning more about the history behind it? Thomas Jefferson figures prominently in the musical and the Hamilton story. Click on the image below to find out how Monticello ties in with events from Hamilton the Musical, using actual lyrics from the play.
Cast and Characters
- "My Name Is Alexander Hamilton"
- "Aaron Burr, Sir"
- George "Washington on Your Side"
- "Angelica!" Schuyler Church
- "A message from the King!" - George III
- "Je m’appelle Lafayette!"
- James "Madison, You're Mad as a Hatter"
- "Sit down, John" Adams
"You Simply Must Meet Thomas! Thomas!"- And where better than in the Jefferson section of this website?
Jefferson deeply distrusted Hamilton. And the feeling was mutual.
- Bust of Alexander Hamilton - A little history about Jefferson's relationship with Hamilton related to a lost copy of a bust of Alexander Hamilton that Jefferson once kept on display at Monticello.
- Video: Gossip, Dueling, and Political Culture in the Early Republic - Historian, author, professor, and former former Fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Joanne B. Freeman gives an impromptu talk on Jefferson, Hamilton and Burr and her work on political dialogue during the Early American Republic (from July 22, 1999)
Dislike of Aaron Burr was one thing on which Jefferson and Hamilton did agree.
- Aaron Burr - an overview of Burr's life and political relationship with Jefferson and Hamilton
- Election of 1800 - When Hamilton helped break the electoral tie between Burr and Jefferson
- Election of 1804 - When Jefferson saw that Burr was replaced as Vice President by George Clinton
- Aaron Burr: "Guys I Hate" - Video relating some of Burr's complaints about Jefferson and Hamilton.
Their relationship wasn't always the best, but Jefferson included Washington as one of a handful of 'American Worthies" on display at Monticello.
- George Washington (Painting)
- George Washington Bust by Houdon
- Selected Quotes Related to Jefferson and Washington
Angelica Schuyler Church
Hamilton wasn't the only Founder charmed by her.
- Selected Quotes from letters by Jefferson to Angelica Schuyler Church
- A look at Jefferson's letters to Angelica (link to repost of a 2001 AP article).
King George III
Jefferson called out George III in the Declaration, and the King reportedly turned his back on Jefferson when they met after the Revolution.
Marquis de Lafayette
Jefferson also called Lafayette "mon ami," even though he was Hamilton's friend first.
Jefferson and Madison were great friends and had one of the great American politcal partnerships.
Jefferson and Adams were friends, then political enemies, then friends again.
- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
- Video: The Mather Brown Portraits of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
- Bust of John Adams
- "Dreams of the future" - one exchange of letters between Jefferson and Adams
- Selected Quotes by, about and between Adams and Jefferson
Why did people fight duels?
Professor Joanne Freeman Explains
Video: Gossip, Dueling and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Historian, author, professor, and former Fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Joanne B. Freeman gives an impromptu talk on Jefferson, Hamilton and Burr and her work on political dialogue during the Early American Republic (from July 22, 1999).