Primary Documents & Jefferson Writings

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Audio of the Declaration of Independence (.mp3) Add to Favorites
Audio of Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence (.mp3) Add to Favorites
Audio of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom (.mp3) Add to Favorites
'A Plan for the Merinos' letter to James Madison Add to Favorites
'A Prisoner, Released from His Chains' letter to dupont de Nemours Add to Favorites
'A Radical Difference of Political Principle' letter to John Melish Add to Favorites
'Spirit of Manufactures' letter to Dupont de Nemours Add to Favorites
'The wisdom of exchanging’ Lesson Plan Student Workbook Add to Favorites
'War with England' Letter to Thaddeus Koscuisko Add to Favorites
Address to the American Society for Colonizing Add to Favorites
An Architectural Revolutionary Lesson Plan Packet Add to Favorites
And Liberty and Justice for . . . Some? Add to Favorites
Article II, The United States Constitution Add to Favorites
Audio of Jefferson's letter to Roger Weightman Add to Favorites
Audio of Thomas Jefferson to James Madison on the proposed Constitution and other matters, letter dated Dec. 20, 1787 Add to Favorites
“I hope you will excuse my bad writing”: Cornelia Jefferson Randolph’s 1st Letter Add to Favorites
Chart of Thomas Jefferson Letters on Textile Manufacture Add to Favorites
Chart of Thomas Jefferson Letters on Textile Manufacture (Teacher Example) Add to Favorites
Document A - 'A prisoner, released from his chains' Add to Favorites
Document E - 'Reconciliation', part 2 Add to Favorites
Document F - 'War with England' Add to Favorites
Document G - 'War with England', part 2 Add to Favorites
Document H - 'A Radical Difference of Political Difference' Add to Favorites
Extract 1: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801 Add to Favorites
Extract 2: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801 Add to Favorites
Extract: James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 24 October 1787 Add to Favorites
Extract: Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787 Add to Favorites
Extract: Thomas Jefferson’s Translation of Destutt de Tracy’s Commentary on Book 2 of Montesquieu’s Esprit des Lois, [ca. 12 August 1810] Add to Favorites
Extract: Jefferson’s Fair Copy, [4 October 1798] Add to Favorites
Extract: The Federalist Number 10, [22 November] 1787 Add to Favorites
Extract: Thomas Jefferson to David Harding, 20 April 1824 Add to Favorites
Extract: Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824 Add to Favorites
Extract: Thomas Jefferson to the General Assembly of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 26 May 1801 Add to Favorites
Extract: Washington’s Farewell Address, 19 September 1796 Add to Favorites
Federalist Paper #68 - The Presidency Add to Favorites
Fire Bell in the Night Source Documents Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 1 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 2 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 3 Add to Favorites
Gabriel’s Rebellion - Document Set 4 Add to Favorites
GoodinMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Hey, Thomas: Primary Source Analysis Sheet Add to Favorites
Jefferson and Abigail Adams - Packet E Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence for ELD Students Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the French Revolution - Reading Set A Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the French Revolution - Reading Set B Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Press - Document Packet Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Press - Document Questions Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Rebellion in Saint-Domingue - Reading Set C Add to Favorites
Jefferson and the Rebellion in Saint-Domingue - Reading Set D Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Attitudes Toward Slavery Document Package Add to Favorites
Jefferson's Instructions to Lewis Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: The Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan Add to Favorites
Jefferson's International Relevance: The Declaration of Independence Powerpoint Add to Favorites
KellettMovieGuide Add to Favorites
KlapkaMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to Edward Carrington Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to James Madison Add to Favorites
Letter: Jefferson to John Adams Add to Favorites
Questions for Documents A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H Add to Favorites
Quill, Parchment, and Post Add to Favorites
Slavery and the Legacy of Thomas Jefferson Document Package Add to Favorites
Speech by James Barbour on the Restriction of Slavery in Missouri Add to Favorites
Speeches by Rufus King on the Missouri Bill Add to Favorites
The Curiosity of the Neighborhood - Background Essay Add to Favorites
The Declaration of Independence for ELD Students Add to Favorites
The Five Orders of Architecture Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson Character Traits Worksheet Add to Favorites
Thomas Jefferson's Writings Worksheet Add to Favorites
TouartMovieGuide Add to Favorites
Two Jefferson Letters on Education Add to Favorites
Two letters from President Jefferson about American Indians Add to Favorites
U.S. History Document Based Essay Rubric Add to Favorites
VA Statute for Religious Freedom, II. Matching Activity Handout Add to Favorites
What Did Thomas Jefferson Really Think about the Indians Add to Favorites