Trial of Thomas Jefferson

Chief Justice Rehnquist presided over this mock trial of Thomas Jefferson, which explored alleged inconsistencies between his ideas and… read more

Chief Justice Rehnquist presided over this mock trial of Thomas Jefferson, which explored alleged inconsistencies between his ideas and actions. The participants examined constitutional, political, and social issues involving President Jefferson.

The indictment consisted of the following three counts: That Thomas Jefferson subverted the independence of the federal judiciary, that he lived in the lavish manner of Louis XIV, and that he frequently violated the Bill of Rights. Thomas Jefferson was found not guilty on all charges. close

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Trial of Thomas Jefferson

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Program ID:
57787-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Moot Court
Location:
Manhattan, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 8, 1994
Last Aired:
Aug 5, 2001

Airing Details

  • Jul 08, 1994 | 8:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 1994 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 09, 1994 | 3:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 1994 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 01, 2001 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2001 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2001 | 7:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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