"because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered."  —Thomas Jefferson, Design for Tombstone and Inscription, undated

Religious Freedom

For Jefferson, whose unorthodox religious views were a matter of heated discussion, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was one of his greatest achievements.

The University of Virginia

Jefferson conceived, promoted, founded and designed the University of Virginia as "the hobby of my old age."

Jefferson's Obelisk Gravestone and His Three Greatest Achievements