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Thomas Jefferson was sworn into office as third president of the United States on March 4, 1801:...More >>
On the election of the United States' first African-American president Guest commentary Barack...More >>
Guest commentary ...all men are created equal... —Declaration of Independence, 1776 This phrase has...More >>
"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." --Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.More >>
<blockquote> <em>"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." <cite>--Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.</cite></em> </blockquote>More >>
Hot off the press (almost) from another of our former ICJS fellows, Jeff Matsuura, is Jefferson vs...More >>
Guest commentary Jefferson's letter to Cabell is one of the fullest elaborations of his federal...More >>
Guest commentary When Jefferson penned these words he was thinking of the kind of participatory "...More >>
Guest commentary "man ... feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely...More >>
Guest commentary man ... feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely...More >>

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