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Angel of Equality, Thomas Jefferson Monument

Angel of Equality, Thomas Jefferson Monument Image by elycefeliz “Almighty God has created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens are a departure from the plan of the Author of our religion. No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religion, worship or ministry, or shall otherwise […]

Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson: Conservation at the Library of Virginia

This video shows the conservation process for the Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson, second governor of Virginia, 1779-1781. Watch Leslie Courtois, Senior Conservator with Etherington Conservation Services, HF Group, as she works to restore these valuable records in the Library of Virginia’s Conservation Lab. Leslie will delaminate, deacidify and repair these historically significant documents […]

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial Image by dbking Jefferson Memorial THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826) •Third President of the United States (1801-1908) •Second Vice President, serving with John Adams, although they were from different political parties (1797-1801) •First Secretary of State •Prolific writer •Primary author of the Declaration of Independence •Delegate to the Continental Congress •Governor of Virginia (1779-1781) •Founder […]

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series)

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series) Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the “natural aristocracy of talent and virtue.” Although in many ways American higher education has fulfilled Jefferson’s vision by achieving a widespread level of excellence, it has […]

Who is a Bigger Elitist Obama or Thomas Jefferson?

Question by dolphin314etc: Who is a Bigger Elitist Obama or Thomas Jefferson? We don’t have direct democracy in the USA. Why? Well for one thing, Jefferson realized that the People cannot be trusted to be wise. He even thought that, absent the University of Virginia to train them, the People’s representatives would not be wise. […]