Religious FreedomFor Jefferson, whose unorthodox religious views were a matter of heated discussion, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was one of his greatest achievements.
Lifelong LearningStudent, scholar, advisor - Jefferson’s educational pursuits covered a broad range of topics and roles throughout his lifetime.
ArchitectureExplore Jefferson's sources of inspiration and his designs for some of the most iconic buildings in America.
TechnologyJefferson is often thought of as an inventor, but was he?
Washington's CabinetDrawing on his experience as Commander of the Continental Army, Washington created the President's first Cabinet with a team of advisors who turned out to be bitter rivals, including Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
The Adams FamilyMeet the family of Jefferson's frenemies - John Adams, Abigail Adams, and John Quincy Adams - who played a key role in America's early years.
FoodFrom Madeira wine to French desserts, fine cuisine was always on Jefferson's menu.
SlaveryThomas Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal,” and yet enslaved more than 600 people over the course of his life.
FranceJefferson’s eventful five years as the United States' Minister to France revolutionized his thinking in virtually all aspects of his life.
The Vice PresidencyA divided government, a falling out with a fellow Founder, foreign intrigue, and the creation of an influential manual of parliamentary procedure were hallmarks of Jefferson's term as Vice President from 1797-1801.
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