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Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.


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Johann Neem

Guesty commentary

the increase of [federal] revenue ... hastens the moment of liberating our revenue, and of permitting us to begin upon canals, roads, colleges, &c. -- Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, May 29, 1805...MORE »
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Taylor Stoermer

Guesty commentary

...it is important to strengthen the State governments; and as this cannot be done by any change in the Federal Constitution (for the preservation of that is all we need contend for), it must be done by the States themselves... --Thomas...MORE »
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Anna Berkes

So, I logged onto WordPress a few days ago, with vague thoughts of doing a semi-religion-related post, when I saw this.  A sign from God?  Well, at the very least, it’s a sign from Barbie dressed up as an...MORE »

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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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