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Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820
Topic: Predicaments of Early Republican LifeTopic: ReligionTopic: PoliticsTopic: ExpansionTopic: Equality
Topic: Politics
Overview of Living the Revolution
Resource Menu: Politics
Text 1. Government and Liberty
Text 2. Agriculture and Manufacturing
Text 3. George Washington
Text 4. State and Federal Power
Text 5. Thomas Jefferson
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Text 6. National Identity
Text 7. The Politics of Foreign Affairs
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5.  Thomas Jefferson
- First Inaugural Address, 1801
- Letter to John Holmes, 1820: "A Fire Bell in the Night"



      Thomas Jefferson
Links
Address:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/jefinau1.asp

Letter:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/159.html


Online
Sources


Address: The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Letter: Library of Congress


Printing

If you choose to print these texts:
-   Print directly from the sites.
-   Length: 4 pages.

Supplemental
sites


Brief background to Jefferson's First Inaugural, from the U.S. State Dept.

Facsimile of Jefferson's address, from American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Sites on Jefferson's life and presidency
  Thomas Jefferson, from The American President (PBS/WNET)
  Thomas Jefferson, from Grolier's The American Presidency

Brief background on the Holmes letter, from the Library of Congress





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