Thomas Jefferson (Pivotal Presidents - Profiles in Leadership)

Thomas Jefferson (Pivotal Presidents - Profiles in Leadership)

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 1615309403

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exhibits, and activities. National Museum of American History (NMAH) 1400 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 Web site: With more than 3 million artifacts of American history in its collection, many of which are on display, the NMAH is dedicated to promoting public interest in the events that shaped the American nation. Its The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden exhibit profiles American presidents through collections of their

declined in France. Wanting to keep his memories of Martha private, he burned all their letters to one another and did not speak of her much after her death. After Jefferson became president, he often called upon Dolley Madison, wife of his secretary of state, James Madison, to handle social events at the White House. On other occasions, his daughters Patsy and Polly served as hostesses. During Jefferson’s second administration, Patsy gave birth to a son, the first baby ever to be born in the

delegate to the Continental Congress in December 1782. Jefferson petitioned for laws in the Continental Congress with the same values of freedom and equality that he upheld in the Virginia legislature. The American Revolution ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, and the western boundary of the United States was established at the Mississippi River. Jefferson requested that the Continental Congress allow the territories west of the Mississippi to apply for statehood after they met certain

Ildefonso in October 1800, the U.S. leaders worried about losing access to the vital trade port at New Orleans. A map outlining the territory acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. MPI/Archive Photos/Getty Images Jefferson instructed U.S. ambassador to France, Robert R. Livingston, to negotiate with French officials for the purchase of New Orleans. Spain also ceded West Florida to France, and Jefferson was concerned that France would restrict U.S. shipping along the entire

village.” Jefferson surveyed the site, which he could view in the distance from his mountaintop. He chose the Pantheon of Rome as the model for the rotunda, the centerpiece flanked by two rows of living quarters for students and faculty. In 1976 the American Institute of Architects voted it “the proudest achievement of American architecture in the past 200 years.” Even the “interior” design of the University of Virginia embodied Jefferson’s principles, in that he selected all the books for the

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