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It has been over two hundred years since President Jefferson sent U.S. Navy ships to the Mediterranean to deal with the perenniel threat of pirates disrupting international trade. And yet, it all sounds familiar. Pirates off the coast of Africa. An American ship attacked. A captain held hostage. U...More >>
The sole quotation cited in President Bush’s 13-minute final address to the nation last night was from Thomas Jefferson’s 1816 letter to John Adams in which he wrote, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”More >>
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The crew and passengers of the Thomas Jefferson helped rescue more than 50 US Airways passengers stranded in the icy Hudson River after Thursday's plane crash. "They were cheering when we pulled up," said Capt. Vince Lombardi.More >>
Thomas Jefferson was sworn into office as third president of the United States on March 4, 1801: >>
<img src=" width="105" height="105" align="right" title="" />Re-elected in 1804, President Jefferson gave his second inaugural address on March 5, 1805: <a href="...More >>
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