The Host and Thomas Jefferson

The Host and Thomas Jefferson

Expect to see life in a different light.

Author: Greg McLauchlin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595260577

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Expect to see life in a different light. Expect to visit places in your own universe that you never knew existed. Be entertained, moved, and educated as you take temporary leave from your earthly existence and become enthralled in a life of one who is trapped in a sphere, from which there seems to be no escape or relief. All of your emotions will be tapped, as you begin to identify with the twists and turns the Host encounters as he struggles to cope with his own existence.
Categories: Fiction

What Would Jefferson Do

What Would Jefferson Do

"--Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen "Thom Hartmann calls on us to take control of the helm and guide our nation back to its base of 'We the people.' Read this book for its historic grounding; heed his SOS for our future well-being.

Author: Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781400082629

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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When the Founding Fathers were searching for the best and fairest form of government, they studied the models of Athenian democracy, the Roman republic, and the Iroquois Confederacy and created what is now called a modern liberal democracy. Today, 81 nations can be described as fully democratic. Yet in numerous countries around the world democracy has failed or is tottering, and in the United States its principles are increasingly under siege from corporate and other forces. Americans pride themselves on their democracy, but today’s legislative process often no longer reflects the vision of the Founders. In What Would Jefferson Do?, Thom Hartmann shows why democracy is not an aberration in human history but the oldest, most resilient, and most universal form of government, with roots in nature itself. He traces in particular the history of democracy in the United States, identifies the most prevalent myths about it, and offers an inspiring yet realistic plan for transforming the political landscape and reviving Jefferson’s dream before it is too late. "Hartmann has done it again. Passionately written and filled with original historical research, What Would Jefferson Do? offers important insights into the meaning and nature of democracy and what we must do to counter the warlords, theocrats, and corporate aristocrats who now place it at risk."--David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World "A riveting and absolutely essential book for anyone who wishes to reflect upon and awaken to the real meaning of America and the hope it still offers to the world."--Jacob Needleman, author of The American Soul:Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders "A call to vigilance and action--to awaken the better angels of our democratic spirit and wrest our planet away from the corporate overlords. Infused with an optimistic spirit, What Would Jefferson Do? is a true 'patriot act' in the tradition of Thomas Paine."--Chuck Collins, United for Fair Economy, and coauthor of Wealth and Our Commonwealth "Thom Hartmann looks at the big picture and asks the hard questions. He's an important voice for reclaiming our democracy."--Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen "Thom Hartmann calls on us to take control of the helm and guide our nation back to its base of 'We the people.' Read this book for its historic grounding; heed his SOS for our future well-being."--Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and Codepink:Women for Peace "Thom Hartmann offers us an eye-opening view of how democracy is threatened. America needs this book now more than ever before."--Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Categories: Political Science

Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

Thus, a legacy of Jefferson's has been taken out of context and used to squelch religious freedom in America. Ironically, religious freedom was one of Jefferson's core beliefs and contributions. But this is being turned on its head.

Author: Mark A. Beliles

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781630471507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers intended a strict separation of church and state, right? He would have been very upset to find out about a child praying in a public school or a government building used for religious purposes, correct? Actually, the history on this has been very distorted. While Jefferson may seem to be the Patron Saint of the ACLU, his words and actions showed that he would totally disagree with the idea of driving God out of the public square. Doubting Thomas documents that. . . * Jefferson said that our rights come from God. God-given rights are non-negotiables. * At the time that he wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom---major contributions to human and religious rights—Jefferson served diligently as a vestryman (like an elder and a deacon rolled into one) for the Episcopal Church. * In 1777, he wrote up the charter for the Calvinistical Reformed Church in his town with an evangelical preacher, the Rev. Charles Clay--with whom he had a lifelong friendship. Jefferson was the biggest single contributor to this fledgling congregation. * Jefferson had nothing but the highest praise for Jesus’ teaching, which he studied religiously (even in the original Greek), in order to pattern his life after that which he called “the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.” * As president, he attended church on a regular basis at the US Capitol building, even sometimes recommending preachers to fill that pulpit. * He had many positive relationships with orthodox clergymen and active lay Christians. * He actively supported Christian causes, financially, in ways that would put the average Christian to shame. * He set out to create a non-denominational college that accommodated Christian groups of different stripes. And on it goes. Historical revisionism has distorted the religious views of Thomas Jefferson, making him far more skeptical than he was. But there is no doubt that by the end of his life, he seemed to privately embrace Unitarian views of the Christian faith, while outwardly supporting and attending his local Trinitarian church. Thus, a legacy of Jefferson’s has been taken out of context and used to squelch religious freedom in America. Ironically, religious freedom was one of Jefferson’s core beliefs and contributions. But this is being turned on its head. Chiseled in stone at the Jefferson Memorial are his famous words: “The God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?” Regardless of Jefferson’s private religious views, he stood solidly against the state making theological decisions for its people. Therefore, he would stand solidly against the anti-Christian crusade being carried out in his name today. It’s time to set the record straight.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

When Chastellux and Jefferson chanced upon their host in the gardens they pretended not to see him. Jefferson seems to have been a little apprehensive of the evening ahead but such thoughts were dispelled when he was welcomed to dinner ...

Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461646181

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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This biography of one of America's greatest political figures focuses on Thomas Jefferson's role as a maker of foreign policy. Although he was not the sole formulator of American diplomacy, Jefferson's voice was the most pervasive in the first generation of the republic's history. This text explores how the concept of the United States' westward expansion worked as the moving force in forming Jefferson's judgments and actions in foreign relations. Although much has been written about Jefferson, this volume is one of the few that explores the full range of his positions on foreign relations. Readable and authoritative, Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire offers new insight into the man who shaped American foreign policy.
Categories: Political Science

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story.

Author: Brian Kilmeade

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698197411

Category: History

Page: 256

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“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.” —Brad Thor This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa’s Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy—at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy’s new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli—launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington’s Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes: ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett’s ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur’s daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with the aim of destroying an American ship that had fallen into the pirates’ hands. ·General William Eaton’s unprecedented five-hundred-mile land march from Egypt to the port of Derne, where the Marines launched a surprise attack and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few today remember these men and other heroes who inspired the Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates recaptures this forgot­ten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.
Categories: History

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 19

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 19

January 1791 to March 1791 Thomas Jefferson Julian P. Boyd. ment like ours.” These carefully calculated observations to one who did not hesitate to ask favors of the government he had declined to serve were made even more pointed when ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691185255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 693

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Volume 19, covering the final critical weeks of the First Congress, reveals Washington and Jefferson in the closest and most confidential relationship that existed at any time during their official careers. It opens with the proclamation announcing the exact location of the Federal District, an unexplained choice made in the utmost secrecy by the President in consultation with the Secretary of State some weeks before Washington toured the upper Potomac in an ostensible journey to inspect rival sites and to encourage competition for the location of the national capital. It includes the politically related question of the chartering of the Bank of the United States, on which Jefferson delivered his famous opinion challenging its constitutionality. But the conflict with Hamilton over the Bank, important as it was, did not bring the two men on the public stage as contestants. Instead, the first focusing of public attention on the breach in the administration occurred with the publication of Jefferson's report on the whale and cod fisheries. This widely disseminated report is here presented in a context showing that, after Hamilton declined to cooperate in reciprocating the favors France had granted to American trade, Jefferson deliberately and publicly challenged the Hamiltonian opposition. In unusually blunt language, his report called for commercial retaliation against Great Britain, thus causing a sensation both in the ... ministry. This volume shows Jefferson's concern over the growing discontent in the South and West over fiscal and other policies of the national government, his resistance to interested promotion of consular appointments in business circles, his grappling with the political and constitutional questions concerning the admission of Kentucky and Vermont, his involvement in the political consequences of the death of Franklin that affected even the proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, his cautious relationship with Tench Coxe as a source of statistical information which the Secretary of the Treasury failed to supply, and his report to Washington on a judicial appointment that brought on both embarrassment and constitutional questions. Once Congress had dispersed, Jefferson was able to turn his attention to long-neglected private concerns and to the correspondence that gave him most satisfaction, that with the family at Monticello.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 20

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 20

April 1791 to August 1791 Thomas Jefferson Julian P. Boyd ... Jefferson believed this to be an equivocation. ... The “host of writers” who had arisen to defend Paine and Jefferson caused Publicola to add a final essay to the ten already ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691185262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 801

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This volume documents exhaustively for the first time Edmond Charles Genet's dramatic challenges to American neutrality and Jefferson's diplomatic and political responses. After welcoming Genet's arrival as the harbinger of closer relations between the American and French republics, Jefferson becomes increasingly distressed by the French minister's defiance of the Washington administration's ban on the outfitting of French privateers in American ports, the enlistment of American citizens in French service, and the exercise of admiralty jurisdiction by French consuls in American ports. Although the Supreme Court declines to advise the executive branch on neutrality questions that Jefferson prepares with the President and the Cabinet, he helps to formulate a set of neutrality rules to meet Genet's challenge.Unable to convince the impetuous French envoy to adopt a more moderate course, Jefferson works in the Cabinet to bring about Genet's recall so as to preserve friendly relations with France and minimize political damage to the Republican party, in which he takes a more active role to prevent the Federalists from capitalizing on Genet's defiance of the President. Grappling with the threat of war with Spain, Jefferson involves himself equivocally in a diplomatically explosive plan by Genet to liberate Louisiana from Spanish rule. In this volume Jefferson also plays a decisive role in resolving a dispute over the design of the Capitol and plans agricultural improvements at Monticello in preparation for his retirement to private life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Jefferson and the Science of Republican Government

Thomas Jefferson and the Science of Republican Government

end,”52 which suggests that the work had been completed sloppily, or by someone who had no insight into Jefferson's vision of the book. In January 1787, he completed a seventy-item errata list that many have pointed to as evidence of ...

Author: Daniel Klinghard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107157361

Category: History

Page: 346

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This biography of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, his only published book, challenges conventional wisdom by demonstrating its core political thought as well as the political aspirations behind its composition, publication and initial dissemination. Building upon a close reading of the book's contents, Jefferson's correspondence and the first comprehensive examination of both its composition and publication history, the authors argue that Jefferson intended his Notes to be read by a wide audience, especially in America, in order to help shape constitutional debates in the critical period of the 1780s. Jefferson, through his determined publication and distribution of his Notes even while serving as American ambassador in Paris, thus brought his own constitutional and political thought into the public sphere - and at times into conflict with the writings of John Adams and James Madison, stimulating a debate over the proper form of Republican constitutionalism that still reverberates in American political thought.
Categories: History

Thomas Jefferson President and Philosopher

Thomas Jefferson  President and Philosopher

Jefferson gathered lawmakers, diplomats, and government officials around his table for a more practical reason as well. ... Jefferson hung back, playing the host; then he joined the stream oftalk brilliantly.

Author: Jon Meacham

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385387514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States. This book contains a note from Meacham and over 100 archival illustrations, as well as sections throughout the text about subjects such as the Boston Tea Party, the Library of Congress, and Napoléon Bonaparte. Additional materials include a time line; a family tree; a Who’s Who in Jefferson’s world; sections on Jefferson’s original writings and correspondence, “inventions,” interests, places in Jefferson’s world, finding Jefferson in the United States today, additional reading, organizations, and websites; notes; a bibliography; and an index. This adaptation, ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, is an excellent example of informational writing and reflects Meacham’s extensive research using primary source material.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

88 But Brodie never claimed that there was a host of mulattoes at Monticello who looked like Thomas Jefferson . She merely repeated what Jefferson's grandson had said about Sally Hemings's children : that they all looked like Jefferson ...

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813918332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Presents first-hand accounts, memoirs, letters, and recent DNA evidence that points to Thomas Jefferson's thirty-eight-year affair with his slave Sally Hemings, and refutes claims to the contrary.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Founding of Thomas Jefferson s University

The Founding of Thomas Jefferson s University

19 Carr died all too young, but the pattern their friendship discovered persisted through Jefferson's life. ... The best-known example was an evening at Monticello in the waning months of the Revolution when the host and his French ...

Author: John A. Ragosta

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813943237

Category: History

Page: 360

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Established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia was known as "The University" throughout the South for most of the nineteenth century, and today it stands as one of the premier universities in the world. This volume provides an in-depth look at the founding of the University and, in the process, develops new and important insights into Jefferson’s contributions as well as into the impact of the University on the history of higher education. The contributors depict the students who were entering higher education in the early republic--their aspirations, their juvenile and often violent confrontations with authority, and their relationships with enslaved workers at the University. Contributors then turn to the building of the University, including its unique architectural plan as an "Academical Village" and the often-hidden role of African Americans in its construction and day-to-day life. The next set of essays explore various aspects of Jefferson’s intellectual vision for the University, including his innovative scheme for medical education, his dogmatic view of the necessity of a "republican" legal education, and the detailed plans for the library by Jefferson, one of America’s preeminent bibliophiles. The book concludes by considering the changing nature of education in the early nineteenth century, in particular the new focus on research and discovery, in which Jefferson, again, played an important role. Providing a fascinating and important look at the development of one of America’s oldest and most preeminent educational institutions, this book provides yet another perspective from which to appreciate the extraordinary contributions of Jefferson in the development of the new nation.
Categories: History

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Young Readers Adaptation

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates  Young Readers Adaptation

The little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation.

Author: Brian Kilmeade

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780425288955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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The little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

1 July to 12 November 1802 Thomas Jefferson Julian Parks Boyd, Mina R. Bryan, Lyman Henry Butterfield, Charles T. Cullen, Barbara B. Oberg, John Catanzariti, Elaine Weber Pascu, James P. McClure, Martha J. King.

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691153230

Category: History

Page: 808

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This volume opens on 1 July 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 12 November. It features correspondence on the declaration of war by the sultan of Morocco and on the accusations making public his relationship with Sally Hemings.
Categories: History

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

is an host within himself. They have got themselves into a defile, where they might be finished ; but too much security will give time to his talents and indefatigableness to extricate them. ... In truth, when he comes forward, ...

Author: John Torrey Morse

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: UVA:X002219032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

Being His Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private Thomas Jefferson H. A. Washington. It should be further considered, that in America no other dis~ tinction between man and ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108032957

Category: History

Page: 600

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third United States President (1801-9) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. An advocate of republicanism, he envisioned America as an 'Empire of Liberty' that would strive to promote freedom around the world. First published in 1853-4, this nine-volume edition of Jefferson's writings shows the breadth of his intellectual and political interests. His autobiography, letters, diaries and political memoranda reflect a life lived at the centre of pivotal events, including the French and American Revolutions, and the founding of a new nation. Through them we discover the evolving relationships between the United States and the European powers, and the development of the American constitution and judicial system. Volume 9 contains a selection of documents showing the depth and range of Jefferson's diplomatic, political and scientific activities throughout his career, and an index to all the volumes.
Categories: History

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

Published by Order of Congress from the Original Manuscripts Deposited in the Department of State Thomas Jefferson Henry Augustine Washington. It should be further considered , that in America no other distinction between man and man ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN: UIUC:30112057260900

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson. It should be further considered , that in America no other distinction between man and man had ever been known , but that of persons in office , exercising powers by authority of the laws , and private individuals .

Author: Thomas Jefferson

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