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Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States from 1817 to 1825, and is well known for being one of the Founding Fathers.
Granting Congress any power not explicitly granted by the Constitution will remove all limits on its power other than what Congress itself believes to be the good of the nation.Jefferson was a strict constructionist. He believed that the congress could exercise no power not specifically and explicit…
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Jefferson's views on slavery were contradictory: On one hand, Jefferson was morally opposed to slavery. He felt it was evil and wrong. His original draft of the Declaration of Independence condemned it in no uncertain terms. As Governor of Virginia, he proposed legislation to abolish it. On the othe…
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He did sign the Declaration of Independence look carefully .
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%DETAILS% They would be somewhere between the most conservative Republicans and the Libertarian Party. They would regard the size and scope of modern government as completely beyond all propriety. Michael Montagne   Definitely Libertarian. They wanted to maximize freedom, while minimizi…
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Any encyclopedia, or even a dictionary for that matter, would tell you he was born in 1743. Therefor he turned 44 in 1787. Michael Montagne   According to http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html , Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743. If the question is how old was Thomas Jefferson…
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%DETAILS% Answer The economy was largely agricultural, very little manufacturing, it was based on private ownership of property and it was heavily dependent on overseas trade. Michael Montagne
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Very little actually. One of her sons claimed she had told him Jefferson was his father. When this hit the papers when he was president there was a major scandal. Newpapers in those days made no pretense of objectivity but were openly partisan and willing to get savagely personal. Jefferson seemed t…
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No. Jefferson lead one camp while Hamilton lead a completely different camp. In America's first fledgling years, two groups of people formed: the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Hamilton was a strong Federalist and strove to build the US up into an industrial world power. In order to do this, …
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%REPLIES% Answer Passed down through generations, our family has letters describing some of the turmoil that went on in the time frame around the Declaration of Independence. We have never released the letters or content to the public. What will you use the information for? Answer I am rep…
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Republicanism is eliminating a king and creating a system of government where people are involved. Republicanism meant there would be more equality. The views of all the different classes of people would be incorporated into the government. People had to sacrifice their self interests to work for th…
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Jefferson to George Wythe, 1786: "The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education, is not more than a thousandth part of will be paid to kings, priests and nobles, who will rise up among us, if we leave the people in ignorance." From: The Jeffersonian cyclopedia: a comprehensive collection…
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His first memory was horseback riding with a slave into the Virginia wildness at the age of three. He was born on his father's plantation called Shadwell. He was the third of ten children. At the age of five he learned to read, write and do arithmetic from a private tutor. At age 9 he was placed in …
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Not so far as is known, why? Of course methods of child rearing were very different then than they are now. He might very well have received corporal punishment which, while perfectly acceptable in his day, would be considered excessive or even abusive today. Michael MontanaAnswer: Not on purpose bu…
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the founding father is the Constitutionthe founding father is the Constitution
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He wrote the Declaration of Independence which, in stirring and inspiring language, laid the philosphical basis and moral argument for everything which has gone since.Michael Montagne
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Thomas Jefferson was remembered for three achievements in his public life. He had served as governor of Virginia, as U.S. minister to France, as secretary of state under George Washington, as vice-president in the administration of John Adams, and as president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.…
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Jefferson's last words were, "Is it July 4th? I think that they always admired each other but their personal relationship varied over the years. They became close friends when they served together in the Continental Congress and worked to bring about independence in 1776. Later on, When Adams wa…
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Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, was the author of the "Notes on the States of Virginia", the "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth", and the "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom", was a member of the Continental Congress, a member of…
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86 years before the Declaration of Independence, John Locke, an Englishman, wrote and extensive rebuttal, The Two Treatises of Government, against a work by Robert Filmer called Patriarcha. Patriarcha is (as you can guess) a promotional essay about Parliament and the King and all things alike. Locke…
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Based on his letters and his personal editing of the Gospels, my opinion is that he was essentially a Unitarian although he never formally joined or even worshipped in that church. But he seems to have believed that the God of Abraham was God and that the Bible gave a fairly accurate, though not per…
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Yes and no. During their time together in the Continental Congress when they worked together to get independence declared they became very good friends. That friendship began to unravel when Adams was vice president and Jefferson was secretary of state under Washington. It fell apart completely wh…
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Absolutely not! How many times does one need to be kicked in the chin?(figuratively speaking) I mean it is admirable that he/she is sorry, but that does not excuse what he has done. If he/she is ready to move on, then let them go. This person needs counseling, ie; professional help, and can not offe…
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Jefferson as Foundihe was awsome
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I think Jefferson's biggest mistake was that he failed to rise above the one of the biggest issues of his time - slavery. It had little effect on him during his life, but it has had a profound effect on his legacy. I personally believe he is absolutely worth studying, and even honoring, but many peo…
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Answer It was changed to commemorate Lewis and Clark. The design is modernistic but not wrong, just different. You did see that the rest of the design had changed as well, didn't you? When you think about it, what's the chance that half of the portrait could "slide off" a solid metal coin?
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IT INCLUDED PEOPLE OF ALL RACES AND RELIGIONS. THE MEN WHO SIGNED THE RELIGION WERE FAR FROM A HOMOGENOUS MASH OF WHITE PROTESTANTS. CATHOLICS AND DEISTS WERE AMONG THE SIGNERS OF THIS DOCUMENT. SOLDIERS OF ALL RACES FROM WHITE TO BLACK TO NATIVE AMERICAN FOUGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE PATRIOTS IN THE AM…
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He believed that he offered a revolutionary change from the Federalist regime.
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The Declaration of Independence did not establish any form of government.You are thinking of the Constitution.
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He was against it even though he himself owned slaves.
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He wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, he was the first secretary of state, he was the third president of the United States of America, and he purchased the Louisiana Territory (the Louisiana Purchase). He also created the Embargo Act which stopped Americans from trading with a…
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Jefferson claimed that a civilized nation that was both ignorant and free "never was and never will be".
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John Adams (1735-1826) was elected president in 1796 and took office (became president) on March 4, 1797. He served only a single term as President, and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson on March 4, 1801. Adams had been Vice President for two terms under George Washington, from 1789 to 1797.
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Answer The simple advice is to get out of there hun, NOW. When your abuser is at work or away somewhere, then ring a support centre or social welfare/services or even the police and they will help you, put you somewhere safe so your abuser will never come near you again. Answer IF you REALLY …
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Answer!!!!!!! As it turned out, the main obstacle was his own running-mate, Aaron Burr. The electoral system at that time made no distinction between candidates for President and Vice-President, the Vice_Presidency simply going to the runner-up in the Presidential race. The Democratic-Republican…
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Answer The answer to this question depends upon exactly "who" the questioner means would be angry at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The answer is obviously the British nationals and the Loyalists in the colonies. Any document that calls the King a "tyrant" and "unfit to rule" is …
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John Locke was a huge influence on all of Thomas Jefferson's philosophical thoughts and ideals. If you research anything on Locke, you can see where many of Jefferson's ideas and such came from. For example, Jefferson paraphrases Locke's ideas in the Declaration of Independence, changing "life, libe…
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In March 1760 Jefferson entered the College of William and Mary in Virginia's capital city, Williamsburg, and soon came under the influence of Dr. William Small. Jefferson became a favorite of the doctor, who taught mathematics, natural history, metaphysics, and moral philosophy. Jefferson also con…
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Depended on how much they wanted
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Jefferson rendered no inconsiderable service to the cause of Constitutional Government, for it was partly through his insistence that the Bill of Rights, consisting of the first ten amendments, was adopted. He was also still serving as Minister to France until a year after the Constitution was adopt…
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It justified the reasons for changing government.
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Answer A library.
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Thomas Jefferson: ChildhoodThomas Jefferson was born on April 13, (April 2 Old Style), 1743, on the Shadwell Plantation, Goochland (now Albemarle) county, Virginia. His birthplace was destroyed by fire in 1770. Thomas Jefferon's earliest childhood recollection was when he was about the age of three …
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Among the important things that Thomas Jefferson did was to draft the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 colonies a free and independent country. He was also instrumental in colonial policies and the negotiations that resulted in the Articles of Confederation, and later the US Consti…
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Yes they didBoth ex-Presidents died on July 4,1826, exactly 50 years after The Declaration of Independence was signed. Another ex-President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831.  Born on the Fourth of July was......the 30th President of the United States,Calvin Coolidge, in 1872. John Adams pla…
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Sally Hemings was a slave who was owned by Thomas Jefferson. There is DNA evidence that either Thomas Jefferson or a close relative of Jefferson had children with her.
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This quote is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but even his estate, Monticello, denies any evidence that the Founding Father ever used these words. Even if he had, Jefferson would not have been the originator. The phrase was, in fact, a simplified variant of a line from a 1790 speech by Irish…
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A cars value goes down significantly once it is driven off the lot, including brand new cars. If a dealer decided not to buy a car, it is because they feel they will not be able to make a profit off of the purchase. Depending on the year of the car, the condition of the car and the amount of miles o…
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John Steinbeck was a great "people watcher" and was fascinating with people of all walks of life. He experienced a great deal in his lifetime and he wrote about it. At first he was not a successful writer and even left writing for a period of time, but got back into writing. One of his best loved wo…
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No, he was the secretary of the state and the president. Answer Why, because he had slaves? Or because he loved one of his slaves? I wasn't there, I can't tell you what kind of man he was. History doesn't give much information on the subject, but if he refused to have slaves, was he doing anything …
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According to the Constitution, to run for senator you must be at least 30 years old, live in the state you plan to represent, and have been a U.S. citizen for at least nine years before being elected. Representatives must be at least 25 years old, live in the state they represent, and have been a U…
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Thomas Jefferson's family was a big and well educated and wealthy h was 1 of 8 children. Two died in childhood the boys had a tutor so Thomas Jefferson's family is big, well educated, and wealthy.!.!.!.!.!.!.!
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Thomas Jefferson went to college at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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My guess is that you may be in the situation where you have aged out of foster care (or been adopted separately and are now an adult) and your sister is still in the system.If that's the case, you'll need to do a couple of thingsYou need to be stable. Legally, financially, housing.You need have have…
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"As a young child, Jefferson was an enthusiastic Student, often spending his time studying. He was to retain a lifelong interest in reading. He had a keen intellect." Artist Unknown
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Answer Answer "Teddy" Roosevelt got his name during a bear hunting trip to Mississippi, when he refused to shoot a bear.------This is not true...this is how the Teddy Bear got its nickname, not how Roosevelt got his nickname. Teddy is a common nickname for Theodore. Roosevelt's most popular nick…
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I'm currently compiling a list of plant and land findings, but someone else provided an extensive list of animals that Lewis and Clark encountered. Also, someone has provided the number of plants found: http://www.lewisandclark-2004.com/naturalhistory.shtml-carmen_f_bby- They considered the grizzly…
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Common sense isn't always a result of a non-intelligent analysis - presumption and arrogance leads us to think that. Intelligence shows itself by discerning what's acceptable and getting new, logical, provable solutions whenever common sense fails. So, answering your question: common sense tickles t…
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It was the opinion of John Adams, and since he was there no one has ever seriously challenged the idea, that during the War for Independence the American people were roughly evenly divided, one third for, one third against, and one third just wishing the others would stop shooting at each other.Mich…
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Answer Jefferson believed that women were a second class citizens
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http://www.grsd.org/teachers/dugganj/documents/Jackson.pdf
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Yes, my dear friend not only did he write the Deceleration, he bought the Louisiana Purchase from France.žThomas Jefferson was a true master of the Pen. Not only did he record and write legal documents, and normal essays of the common man in Great Brittan and in colonial America. žThomas Jefferso…
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Thomas Jefferson was 60 years old when the treaty selling the Louisiana territory to the United States was signed.
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Thomas Jefferson one of our best-known champions of constitutional democracy, believed in the common sence of the people and the flowering possibilities of the human spirit. Jefferson warned that every government degenerates when it is left only in the hands of rulers. The people themselves, Jeffers…
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Milan, Ohio in 1847
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He died from a combination of illnesses and conditions including uremia, severe diarrhea, and pneumonia at age 83 at his home in Virginia. The date was July 4, 1726 which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and also the day that John Adams died.
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Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. However, five men from the Constitutional Convention were delegated as a committee to write it. In addition to Thomas Jefferson they were John Adams Benjamin Franklin Robert R. Livingston Roger Sherman. Once Jefferson had …
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he was just to old and he was ready to die
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She was a parish register of St. Paul's.
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the quote was taken from the  The "Tree of Liberty" letterFrom Thomas Jefferson to William SmithParis, November 13, 1787DEAR SIR, -- I am now to acknoledge the receipt of your favors of October the 4th, 8th, & 26th. In the last you apologise for your letters of introduction to Americans …
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Thomas Jefferson favored poor farmers rather then rich business men. This was the major difference between him and John Adams, and is a huge part in why he won the election. John Adams didn't realize that most of the population was made up by the poor farmers. Although, Thomas Jefferson didn't beli…
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The Election of Thomas Jefferson Consensus historians paint Thomas Jefferson as the great father of democracy, referring to his election to the presidency as the "revolution of 1800." In actuality, Thomas Jefferson was an inconsistent man, who was philosophically against the Federalists, but who di…
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Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.
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Answer Mr Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution with input from the Continental congress. He bought the Louisiana Purchase and sent Lewis and Clark on an exploration of the land he had bought. This act increased the size of the country significantly as wel…
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Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer who was also an avid reader. He always had an interest in politics and was involved from a very early age, serving as a representative for Albemarle County in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775.
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Thomas Jefferson went to The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, where he studied mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy. After graduating from college he worked as a law clerk for his mentor and famous law professor/judge George Wythe.
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Thomas Jefferson was 83 years old when he died on July 4, 1826.
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Answer Thomas Jefferson had dreamed of exploring the west for at least 20 years before he even became President. In 1783 he had even asked Clark's brother, George, to take on the challenge. The Louisiana Purchase would later alter the character of the planned expedition from an exploration of Fre…
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Jefferson studied privately with a tutor for about 7 years. He attended the College of William and Mary for 2 years and then studied law with a lawyer for 5 years.
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Thomas Jefferson had 6 kids but only 2 of his kids made it to adulthood. When he was president he had this mockingbird in the white house with him and it followed him around everywhere. Thomas Jefferson eventually taught it how to take food from between his mouth atdinner.
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Thomas Jefferson liked slavery for his mammoth plantation in Monticello, but later he turned bankrupt and decided to help abolish slavery which later helped him to become president. he actually only frees 2 slaves in his lifetime and it was after he died. He had them freed in his will. Glad 2 help;)
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Thomas Jefferson had six children with his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson: Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836), Jane Randolph (1774-1775), a stillborn or unnamed son (1777), Mary Jefferson Eppes (1778-1804), Lucy Elizabeth (1780-1781), and (another) Lucy Elizabeth (1782-1785). Only Martha and M…
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by cutting costs whenever possible by reducing the size of the army by lowering expenses for government social functions by eliminating all internal taxes
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Thomas Jefferson was the first US Secretary of State, appointed September 29, 1789. U.S. Diplomatic History > 1784-1800 Thomas Jefferson: First Secretary of State, 1790-1793On September 29, 1789, President Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, then Minister to France, to be the first…
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It is true that Jefferson made no attempt to release his slaves. However, there are countless recorded incidents where "masters" did free their slaves but the slaves refused to leave, or left and then came back to the plantations where they previously resided. Why was that? It's obvious, they had n…
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A one-room schoolhouse is going to be too crowded. This will hinder effective learning. Also, it will be difficult for students to receive crucial one on one attention.
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Although it is based on other historical documents, and may have been considered by Thomas Jefferson and others prior to its proposal, the period of its drafting is fairly certain. It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, and revised by members of Congress including Benj…
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In 1898, Ms. Lyda D. Newman patented the first hairbrush with synthetic bristles.
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It is generally believed, and well supported with DNA evidence, that Jefferson fathered six children with a slave named Sally Hemings. There is also evidence to suggest that Sally's father was also the father of Jefferson's wife, Martha Wayles Skelton.
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Thomas Jefferson was indeed accomplished. Not only did he master English (of course), but he also learned Latin, Greek, Spanish, Italian, French and more than twelve Native American dialects. Approximately 18 altogether.
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