Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America
Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation. Next,… read more
Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected his opinions.
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