Secretary of State

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it."

-Thomas Jefferson, 1791

Alexander Hamilton

"Hamilton was indeed a singular character. of acute understanding, disinterested, honest, and honorable in all private transactions, amiable in society, and duly valuing virtue in private life, yet so bewitched & perverted by the British example, as to be under thoro’ conviction that corruption was essential to the government of a nation."

-Thomas Jefferson, 1818


Party Politics

“I love to see honest men and honorable men at the helm, men who will not bend their politics to their purses, nor pursue measures by which they may profit, and then profit by their measures."

-Thomas Jefferson, 1796

Washington & Jefferson: It's Complicated

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Jefferson and Hamilton

Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel, felled by Aaron Burr,

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham gives us a complete vision of Thomas Jefferson the man, from birth to his last days - through the Revolutionary War and his years as President