Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about Thomas Jefferson, including information about the Declaration of Independence and his life at home.
This exhibition includes a timeline; an essay on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence; and related documents, manuscripts, and prints such as Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" and George Washington's personal copy of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.
Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. This exhibition includes information on many items related to Jefferson and religion, including a reference to An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, which passed the Virginia Assembly in January 1786.
An online exhibition that contains maps, images, and documents concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase, including Jefferson's secret message to Congress regarding the expedition and his instructions to Meriwether Lewis.
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were the Founders most responsible for overseeing the initial design and direction of the U.S. Capitol. This exhibition includes original prints, drawings, and documents, including Jefferson's Capitol competition guidelines printed in the American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia) on March 24, 1792.
This online exhibition focuses on the extraordinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson--Founder, farmer, architect, inventor, slaveholder, book collector, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the United States. It traces Jefferson's intellectual development from his earliest days in the Piedmont to an ever-expanding realm of influence in republican Virginia, the American Revolutionary government, the creation of the American nation, and the revolution in individual rights in America and the world.
Search PPOC using the subject heading Jefferson, Thomas, 1743 1826 to find digital images related to Jefferson such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase "Thomas Jefferson" to locate additional images.
This site contains digitized material available from the Thomas Jefferson Library Collection. It also includes the Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson; Compiled with Annotations by E. Millicent Sowerby. Washington, D. C., The Library of Congress, 1952-59. (5 volumes).
Michael Kranish illuminates the events that unfolded as Benedict Arnold, in command of British troops, descended on Virginia and eventually occupied Williamsburg. Arnold was easily able to take control of the rest of the state, leaving Jefferson to take to the back roads, with a British force quite literally nipping at his heels.