Topic: American Revolution

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Engraving of the Declaration of Independence

Engraving of the Declaration of Independence.
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Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence

In early May, 1776, Jefferson traveled to Philadelphia to be a delegate to the Second Continental Congress. After a week’s journey, he arrived in Philadelphia. He was thirty-three years old, the youngest member of the Congress. 

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Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence

Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence. Images courtesy the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress  ...
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Jefferson and the beginning of the American Revolution

From 1775 to 1783, American Patriots fought the British. The war was called the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson never fought as a soldier. Instead he used powerful words to fight for independence.

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Jefferson and the end of the American Revolution

             In September 1776, Thomas Jefferson left Congress. In 1779, he was elected governor of Virginia. This was during the Revolutionary War. As governor Jefferson had to raise troops, weapons and supplies for the war.  However, early in the war, the British had not fought in Virginia.             That changed in early 1781, British soldier Benedict…

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Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington

This portrait of George Washington was painted in 1796 by Gilbert Stuart. Known as the Landsdowne portrait, it is one of the most famous images of the first...
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Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom

Thomas Jefferson. “An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom,” 16 January 1786. Manuscript. Records of the General Assembly, Enrolled Bills, Record Group 78. Lab# 07_0071_01. Jefferson’s Bill for Religious...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle School Classrooms

A resource guide geared towards middle school classrooms, designed to accompany the 20-minute film Thomas Jefferson’s World...
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Alexander Hamilton

Jefferson's bust of Alexander Hamilton by Giuseppe Ceracchi
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for AP High School and College Classrooms

A resource guide designed for advanced placement high school and college classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...