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Thomas Jefferson described the debates around disestablishing the Anglican Church in 1776 as “the severest contests in which I have every been engaged.” His struggle to achieve full religious liberty in the new Commonwealth of Virginia was a hard-fought contest with many crucial allies. As...
Jefferson and the Early Diplomatic Corps The recent controversy over release of U.S. diplomatic cables via Wikileaks got us thinking about how Jefferson, the U.S.'s first Secretary of State under the Constitution, and his successors communicated with their ambassadors and consuls abroad. Luckily,...

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