Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. He is famous for authoring the Declaration of Independence and for being the third President of the United States. He is also the founder of the Universi... More »

The new Constitution of the United States of America, drafted in September of 1787 and finally ratified by all 13 states in 1790, was met with substantial approval from Thomas Jefferson. He did, however, disagree about a... More »

According to “America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle against an Unconventional Foe,” once the United States gained its independence under the treaty of 1783, it had to protect its own shipping interests... More »

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was the only president of the Confederate States of America who held office until the end of the Civil War in 1865. He was one of the 10 children of Jane and Samuel Davis and grew up in Louisi... More »

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819, making him the first president to found an institution of higher learning. On the topic of higher education, James Madison was Princeton's first graduate stude... More » History Modern History US History

Thomas Jefferson is one of the Founding Father of the United States. He was an accomplished but quiet man. Jefferson was known for promoting his thoughts and ideas through his writing, rather than with speeches. More »

Thomas Jefferson was influenced by Professor William Small when he took classes at the College of William and Mary. Jefferson was also influenced by other teachers at the college, including George Wythe, a professor of l... More »