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  • US Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award
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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award

    David McCullough received the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Freedom Award and delivered remarks. Congressional leaders paid tribute to Mr. McCullough’s achievements, including two…

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  • Thomas Jefferson and the American West
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    Thomas Jefferson and the American West

    John Logan Allen talked about the role President Jefferson played in the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Lewis and Clark which explored and mapped western land. He talked about…

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  • Thomas Jefferson Coin
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    Thomas Jefferson Coin

    The director of the United States Mint introduced the Thomas Jefferson one dollar coin, third in the presidential coin series. He also announced the results of a survey commissioned by the mint…

    105 views
  • Monticello Independence Day
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    Monticello Independence Day

    The C-SPAN School Bus visited the 32nd annual Independence Day celebration at the home of Thomas Jefferson in Monticello, Virginia. David McCullough gave the keynote speech at the ceremony…

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  • Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commencement
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    Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commencement

    On January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Congress asking it to fund the exploration of the western part of the continent. Thus began a three-year journey which took…

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  • Presidential Libraries and Museums
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    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the status of presidential archival research, and the importance of maintaining presidential libraries as repositories for presidential papers and tapes. He also…

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  • Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial

    The first lady hosted an event commemorating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The group was called the Corps of Discovery and it traveled through the Northwest…

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  • Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
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    Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

    In the third in a series on American presidents, Thomas Jefferson’s life and career are discussed. Mr. Burstein and Mr. Jordan talked about Monticello and Jefferson’s love of nature, his career,…

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  • Thomas JeffersonSally Hemings Findings
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    Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings Findings

    Foundation representatives talked with reporters about recently released findings of a DNA study concerning the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves, Sally Hemings.…

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  • Thomas Jefferson and Freedom of the Press
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    Thomas Jefferson and Freedom of the Press

    The speakers described Thomas Jefferson’s perspective on the freedom of the press. Thomas Jefferson started a newspaper of his own because he did not like certain other newspapers.

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  • Washington Journal Monticello
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    Washington Journal: Monticello

    In the first of a three-part series, Monticello, the home of President Jefferson was profiled. In the first segment, Mr. Daniel talked about the history of Monticello and Ms. Stein provided a tour of several…

    475 views
  • Financial World of Thomas Jefferson
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    Financial World of Thomas Jefferson

    Professor Herbert Sloan spoke about how Thomas Jefferson lost most of his personal assets after he served as president. He emphasized that Jefferson handled his financial affairs well for…

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  • emThe Inner Jeffersonem
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    The Inner Jefferson

    On the lawn of Monticello, Mr. Burstein spoke about his new book, The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist, which examines President Jefferson’s private correspondence. He talked…

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  • Clinton Inaugural Tour of Monticello
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    Clinton Inaugural Tour of Monticello

    Cameras followed Mr. Jordan as he gave a tour of Monticello, the home of former President Thomas Jefferson, to the Clintons and the Gores. The tour happened on the first morning of the four…

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  • History of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello
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    History of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

    Two historians discussed the presidency of Thomas Jefferson in one of a series of news conferences on previous presidential inaugurals. The historians used slides to illustrate their talk on the…

    371 views