Topic: Jefferson's Public Life & Politics

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Rotunda, University of Virginia, South Elevation

Jefferson's South Elevation of the Rotunda, 1819 (N-328, K-8); Image courtesy Special Collections, University of Virginia Library....
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The Birth of Modern Elections

21st Century Politics in the Presidential Election of 1800
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The Declaration of Independence

 Fradin, Dennis B. The Declaration of Independence. A New True Book series. 1988. From the Thomas Jefferson Portal: Examines the political situation in America at the time of the troubles between England and her colonies there and describes how the Declaration of Independence was written and accepted.

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The Liberty of the Whole Earth

Thomas Jefferson and French and Haitian Revolutions
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The Prairie Dog

James Akin's earliest-known signed cartoon, "The Prairie Dog" is an anti-Jefferson satire, relating to Jefferson's covert negotiations for the purchase of West Florida from Spain in 1804. Jefferson,...
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Thomas Jefferson and Public Education

Jeffersons Bill 79: The Education Pyramid
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Thomas Jefferson Quotes on Education

A selection of Jefferson quotations on the subject of education.

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Thomas Jefferson Timeline

An Overview of the Public and Private Accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson’s Attitudes Toward Slavery

This unit takes a look at Thomas Jefferson's writings on slavery throughout the course of his lifetime and places them on a timeline of major events of his...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (I)

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