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"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." -- Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 — July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801—1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Jefferson envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire.

Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804—1806), as well as escalating tensions with both Britain and France that led to war with Britain in 1812, after he left office.

As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a strictly limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state and was the author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1779, 1786). He was the eponym of Jeffersonian democracy and the cofounder and leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, which dominated American politics for 25 years. Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779—1781), first United States Secretary of State (1789—1793), and second Vice President of the United States (1797—1801).

A polymath, Jefferson achieved distinction as, among other things, a horticulturist, political leader, architect, archaeologist, paleontologist, musician, inventor, and founder of the University of Virginia. When President John F. Kennedy welcomed 49 Nobel Prize winners to the White House in 1962 he said, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." To date, Jefferson is the only president to serve two full terms in office without vetoing a single bill of Congress. Jefferson has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest of U.S. presidents.

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Total Books: 758
Monument Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 16 1 June 1820 to 28 February 1821
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
2017 - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781977805058
ISBN-10: 1977805051
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
2017 - The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486811970
ISBN-10: 0486811972
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 13 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819
The Constitution of the United States of America With the Declaration of the Independence and the Bill of Rights
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 42 16 November 1803 to 10 March 1804
The Constitution and Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 12 1 September 1817 to 21 April 1818
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 11 19 January to 31 August 1817
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 40 4 March to 10 July 1803
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 10 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817
The Jefferson Bible  The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America
The Jefferson Bible The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 9 1 September 1815 to 30 April 1816
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 39 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803
The Jefferson Bible
2012 - The Jefferson Bible (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781477658598
ISBN-10: 1477658599
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Declaration of Independence
2012 - The Declaration of Independence (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781475077001
ISBN-10: 1475077009
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The United States Constitution A Graphic Adaptation A Round Table Comic
2009 - The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson [Norton Critical Editions] (Paperback)
2009 - The Words of Thomas Jefferson [Distributed for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation] (Hardcover)
2009 - Minor Vocabularies of Nanticokeconoy [American Language Reprints] (Other)
2009 - The United States Declaration of Independence [Original and Modernized Capitalization Versions] (Paperback)
2008 - The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Volume VI [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2008 - The Essential Jefferson [Dover Books on Americana] (Paperback)
2007 - State of the Union Address [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2005 - Books of American Wisdom Boxed Set [Little Books of Wisdom] (Hardcover)
2004 - Quotations of Thomas Jefferson [Quote/Unquote] (Hardcover)
2002 - Notes on the State of VIrginia with Related Documents [The Bedford Series in History and Culture] (Paperback)
2002 - Mother a Book of Quotations [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1999 - Jefferson Political Writings [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)
1997 - Autobiography [Wordsworth American Classics] (Paperback)
1990 - Public and Private Papers [Vintage Books/the Library of America] (Paperback)
1988 - Paine and Jefferson on Liberty [Milestones of Thought] (Paperback)
1979 - Selected Writings [Crofts Classics] (Paperback)
1977 - The Portable Thomas Jefferson [Viking Portable Library] (Paperback)
 
A Summary VIew of the Rights of British America Reprinted From the Original Ed [Burt Franklin Research and Source Works Series, 833. American] (Hardcover)
Correspondence of Jefferson and Du Pont De Nemours [Research and Source Works Ser : No. 883] (Hardcover)
Complete Jefferson [Select bibliographies reprint series] (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson Papers [Presidential papers microfilm] (Other)
Thomas Jefferson Word for Word [Word for Word Series] (Paperback)
Early Fragments of Minsi Delaware [American Language Reprints, V. 29] (Hardcover)
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