Tag Archive: Thomas Jefferson

Do We Believe in Equality?

Posted on December 3, 2020 5:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Michael A. Bellesiles

One of my favorite stories from the long struggle for equality concerns the scientist Helen Hamilton Gardener. In 1889, she challenged the leading male exponent of female mental inferiority to examine a human brain and determine … Read the article

The Soil Will Be Soaked with Blood

Posted on August 17, 2020 8:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman

As the 1800 presidential election neared, Americans braced themselves. The Federalists, who dominated the presidency and both chambers of Congress, had become convinced that the Republicans, who functioned as the emerging opposition party, … Read the article

Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary

Posted on February 9, 2018 4:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 … Read the article

Ho Chi Minh and Thomas Jefferson

Posted on August 19, 2011 2:26 pm Published by 5 Comments

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 … Read the article