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Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman Thomas Jefferson’s influence on American political history outstrips that of any other figure. Only Franklin Roosevelt rivaled President Jefferson’s dominance of the federal government, and Jefferson was more than the supreme politician of the revolutionary

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Jeffersonian Federalism and the Origins of State Rights

Jeffersonian Federalism

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman Thomas Jefferson’s name is most commonly associated in American popular culture with what we now call “democracy,” which Jefferson’s friend and collaborator James Madison called “republicanism”: government by elected officials. Abundant evidence supports that Jefferson

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Ho Chi Minh and Thomas Jefferson

By Susan Dunn In September 1945, hundreds of thousands of people jammed the French-looking boulevards and streets of downtown Hanoi. They had traveled in oppressive heat from distant villages for the great day. Schools and offices were closed. Jubilant peasants

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