A Jefferson Primer

To students of history Thomas Jefferson’s accomplishments are legendary: Author of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, Minister to France, Secretary of State and, of course, the third President of the United States. Behind these milestone events, however, lay a multitude of diverse talents and interests. A close study of his life would reveal such remarkable accomplishments as lawyer, architect, naturalist, paleontologist, inventor, agronomist and linguist. Written by Professor Thomas Jewett, these articles on Jefferson offer us valuable insights into his complex nature as we explore the many faces of “The Sage of Monticello.”

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