Site Search for: JEFFERSON

Results 21-45

FILE: Biography for Thomas Jefferson


Biography for Thomas Jefferson[MORE]

FILE: Letter to William Stephens Smith


Letter written by Thomas Jefferson on November 13, 1787 to William Stephens Smith, contains the famous line, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.[MORE]

BOOK: The Real Thomas Jefferson


Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past--historians can. His o[MORE]

BOOK: America's Godly Heritage


America's Godly Heritage clearly sets forth the beliefs of many famous Founding Fathers concerning the proper role of Christian principles in education, government, and the public affairs of the nation. The beliefs of Founders such as Patrick Henry, John Quincy Adams, John Jay, G[MORE]

BOOK: The Federalist Papers


Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, "The Federalist Papers" had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787. In this they were supremely successful, but their influen[MORE]

BOOK: The Wit and Wisdom of the Founding Fathers


With a foreword by Roy Blount Jr., Z all (Abe Lincoln Laughing, Univ. of Tennessee, 1995) embarks on an unusual collection of writings and anecdotes from the personal correspondence and private memoirs of the Founding Fathers. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the life [MORE]

PEOPLE: Thomas Ritchie


He read law and medicine, but, instead of practicing either, set up a bookstore in Richmond, Virginia in 1803. He bought out the Republican newspaper the Richmond Enquirer in 1804, and made it a financial and political success, as editor and publisher for 41 years. The paper appe[MORE]

PEOPLE: Martha Jefferson


Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, born Martha Wayles (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1748 – September 6, 1782) was the wife of Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States. She was a widow at her second marriage, as her first husband had died young. The Jeffe[MORE]

PEOPLE: John Randolph


John Randolph (1727 – January 31, 1784) was a lawyer from Williamsburg in the British colony of Virginia. He served as king's attorney for Virginia from 1766 until he left for Britain at the outset of the American Revolution. Randolph was born in Williamsburg into one of the[MORE]

PEOPLE: Edmund Pendleton


Edmund Pendleton (September 9, 1721 – October 23, 1803) was a Virginia planter, politician, lawyer and judge. He served in the Virginia legislature before and during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the position of Speaker. Pendleton attended the First Continental Cong[MORE]

VIDEO: Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography


Watch a short video biography of Thomas Jefferson, the draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Learn more about Thomas Jefferson: bit.ly/169HFjH Watch the U.S. Presidents play list: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IgxSn21jU&list=PLRl[MORE]

VIDEO: #03 Thomas Jefferson


Excerpt from the History Channel's The Presidents series featuring Thomas Jefferson.[MORE]

Quote 77 details Share on Google+ - Quote 77 Linked In Share Button - Quote 77 I think he [Jefferson] had one more vote than any other, and that placed him at the head of the committee. I had the next highest number, and that placed me second. The committee met, discussed the subject, [of the Declaration of Independence] and then appointed Mr. Jefferson and me to make the draught, I suppose because we were the two first on the list. The subcommittee met. Jefferson proposed to me to make the draught. Adams: I will not. Jefferson: You should do it. Adams: Oh! no. Jefferson Why will you not? You ought to do it. Adams: I will not. Jefferson: Why? Adams: Reasons enough. Jefferson: What can be your reasons?

John Adams: to Thomas Jefferson concerning the drafting of the Declaration, June 1775

Quote 93 details Share on Google+ - Quote 93 Linked In Share Button - Quote 93 Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be... Our American Chivalry is the worst in the world. It has no Laws, no bounds, no definitions; it seems to be all a Caprice.

John Adams: letter to Thomas Jefferson, April 17, 1826

Quote 258 details Share on Google+ - Quote 258 Linked In Share Button - Quote 258 Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. And that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately.

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Martha Jefferson, May 5, 1787

Quote 286 details Share on Google+ - Quote 286 Linked In Share Button - Quote 286 Harmony in the married state is the very first object to be aimed at

Thomas Jefferson: letter to Mary Jefferson Eppes, January 7, 1798

Quote 290 details Share on Google+ - Quote 290 Linked In Share Button - Quote 290 His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder

Thomas Jefferson: on Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, January 2, 1814

Quote 291 details Share on Google+ - Quote 291 Linked In Share Button - Quote 291 His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble.

Thomas Jefferson: on Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, January 2, 1814

Quote 327 details Share on Google+ - Quote 327 Linked In Share Button - Quote 327 He was certainly one of the most learned men of the age. It may be said of him as has been said of others that he was a "walking Library," and what can be said of but few such prodigies, that the Genius of Philosophy ever walked hand in hand with him.

James Madison: Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Harrison Smith, November 4, 1826

Quote 338 details Share on Google+ - Quote 338 Linked In Share Button - Quote 338 In forming the Senate, the great anchor of the Government, the questions as they came within the first object turned mostly on the mode of appointment, and the duration of it.

James Madison: letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 24, 1787

Quote 357 details Share on Google+ - Quote 357 Linked In Share Button - Quote 357 On the distinctive principles of the Government ... of the U. States, the best guides are to be found in... The Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental Act of Union of these States.

James Madison: letter to Thomas Jefferson, February 8, 1825

Quote 372 details Share on Google+ - Quote 372 Linked In Share Button - Quote 372 The great desideratum in Government is, so to modify the sovereignty as that it may be sufficiently neutral between different parts of the Society to control one part from invading the rights of another, and at the same time sufficiently controlled itself, from setting up an interest adverse to that of the entire Society.

James Madison: letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 24, 1787

Quote 374 details Share on Google+ - Quote 374 Linked In Share Button - Quote 374 The invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the Constituents.

James Madison: letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 17, 1788

Quote 396 details Share on Google+ - Quote 396 Linked In Share Button - Quote 396 Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression

James Madison: letter to Thomas Jefferson, October 17, 1788

Quote 399 details Share on Google+ - Quote 399 Linked In Share Button - Quote 399 [He] will live in the memory and gratitude of the wise & good, as a luminary of Science, as a votary of liberty, as a model of patriotism, and as a benefactor of human kind.

James Madison: on Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Nicholas P. Trist, July 6, 1826



[1] 2 3 4