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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


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Eric Johnson

National Public Radio reported yesterday on the adoption of the yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag by Tea Party...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Chad

On Friday, March 12, the Texas Board of Education approved a revised...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes

We are having some calamitous (for Virginia) weather lately - an astonishingly brutal winter altogether so far, in fact.  I'm told the kids are calling it "Snowpocalypse," or "Snowtorious B.I.G."   So I thought it would be nice to shamelessly mooch off some splendid research done by one of my...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

Immediately following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes

Everybody loves countdowns, right?  Right.  So, I’ve come up with my own list of things people get wrong about Jefferson, based on my extensive observation of the stuff people put on the Internet or ask us about.  Here goes:

  1. Thomas Jefferson wrote the
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Monticello

A 3-minute video with highlights from past Independence Day Celebrations and Naturalization Ceremonies at Monticello.

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July 4th at Monticello, Videos
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Eric Johnson

A recent national survey by the American Revolution Center turned up some pretty grim statistics about the state of knowledge about the Revolution.  Among the findings, "Many more Americans remember that Michael Jackson sang 'Beat It' than know that the Bill of Rights is part of the Constitution...MORE »

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Research, Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes
I received a little book in the mail just a bit ago, and I think it deserves to be read in front of a fire with a cup of tea.  It is called Romanticism and Nationalism in the Old South, by Rollin Osterweis (Louisiana State University Press, 1971) and is full of paragraphs like this:MORE »
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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

With the coming of Thanksgiving comes also a burble of chatty news stories about the origins thereof, and usually something about turkeys.  Not far behind comes some sort of mention of the Founding Fathers, and how they all felt about turkeys.  I've seen several of these articles in the last few...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia (and a great friend of Monticello) wrote a thought-provoking piece in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star about the nature of Americans' views of liberty from the earliest days of the republic...MORE »

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