Thomas Jefferson

The 3rd President, 1801-1809
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Author(s): Joyce Appleby
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013
Product Number: EB00095285
Released: Nov 05, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466856288
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Description

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts, appearing at state dinners in casual attire and dispensing with hierarchical seating arrangements. Jefferson initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition and seized on the crucial moment when Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory, thus extending the national development. In this compelling examination, distinguished historian Joyce Appleby captures all of the richness of Jefferson's character and accomplishments.

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