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Thomas Jefferson's Adminstration

life of thomas jeffersonThomas Jefferson is considered by many to be our greatest founding father. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States and the first 'anti-federalist' in office. Jefferson's accomplishments while in office include the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the decentralization of the government.
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Lesson Plans and Activities:

Thomas Jefferson Lesson Plans (6th-8th grade) - Thomas Jefferson was accomplished in many spheres of human activity, but chose only a few accomplishments to highlight on his tombstone.

Thomas Jefferson Timeline - A printable article, timeline, and worksheet about President Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson's Times - Students explore an online resource to learn about Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Students will learn about 19th-century lifestyles. and the contributions of a U.S. president.

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From the President's Lips: The Concerns that Led to the Sedition (and Alien) Act - What conditions provided the impetus for the Sedition Act? This Lesson plan includes primary source documents like speeches and a brief biography.

Thomas Jefferson on the Sedition Act - After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to cite arguments Jefferson used in objecting to the Sedition Act and discuss Jefferson's opinion on how constitutional questions about the Sedition Act could be resolved.

Thomas Jefferson Scavenging Around - From the Monticello website a fun activity in the form of a scavenger hunt.

Thomas Jefferson Reading Comprehension (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade) - An American History reading comprehension lesson on Thomas Jefferson. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

Primary Source Documents:

Declaration of Independence - Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people.
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Thomas Jefferson Digital Archives - An unbelievable comprehensive collection of Jeffersons thoughts, musings, writings and philosophy.
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Thomas Jefferson Speeches - inaugural address, state of the nation addresses, writings, letters, etc...Read about his views on slavery, religion freedom and democracy.
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The Louisiana Purchase
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