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The Age of Jefferson, 1800-1816

A.  Jefferson's presidency

1.  Louisiana Purchase

2.  Burr conspiracy

3.  The Supreme Court under John Marshall

4.  Neutral rights, impressment, embargo

B.  Madison

C.  War of 1812

1.  Causes

2.  Invasion of Canada

3.  Hartford Convention

4.  Conduct of the war

5.  Treaty of Ghent

6.  New Orleans


Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant texts:
The Manhattan Company

The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar

The Struggle for Freedom
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Turning Point: Two Watershed Events
Who's who

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Foner evaluates the impact of Gabriel's Rebellion on slavery.

Meanings of Freedom: Political Freedom
Resource Type: Primary Source
View of the West Front of Monticello. No slaves are represented in the idyllic scene painted for Jefferson's granddaughter (c. 1827)

American Nationhood: Jefferson and Washington
Resource Type: Primary Source
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
Resource Type: Primary Source
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) expressed his views on blacks and slavery in his book Notes on the State of Virginia, first published in 1781 with corrections and additions published in 1782. The conflicts between Jefferson's private (if inconsistent) somewhat favorable view of blacks and his public assertions and actions bedevil his reputation as a founding father. In 1800 he became the third president of the United States.

The Divorce of Theory and Practice
Resource Type: Primary Source
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).

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