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Thomas Jefferson Philosopher Of Freedom Host Peter Graves DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: AETN Television Networks
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third President of the United States, had an insatiable curiosity about all aspects of life. His fondness for structure and order can be seen in the meticulous records he maintained on plant life and weather conditions at Monticello. He was acutely sensitive to public criticism and, although captivating in small groups, delivered notoriously unmoving speeches before large crowds. Jefferson was admitted to the bar in 1767. As a member of the Continental Congress 1775-1776, Jefferson was appointed to the committee charged with drafting a declaration of independence. He was Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781 and became Vice President in 1797. Jefferson was elected President for two terms, beginning in 1800. He died at his Monticello estate, leaving debts totaling $107,274. There has long been suspicion that Jefferson fathered several illegitimate children by his slave Sally Hemings, and that he had an affair with Maria Cosway while serving as Minister to France.

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