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Known as the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wanted to be remembered instead as governor of Virginia, U.S. minister to France, Secretary of State under George Washington and President of the United States. A powerful advocate of liberty, Jefferson was not only a celebrated statesman, but also an architect, naturalist and linguist. He was the silent member of the first Continental Congress, drafting the Declaration of Independence at the age of 33. As President, Jefferson was popular with the people, reducing taxes, cutting the size of the military, lowering the debt and doubling the size of the country through the Louisiana Purchase, which was completed in 1803.

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Great Wine Quotes through the Centuries
My recent visit to the California wine country inspired an investigation of wine quotes by historical figures and notable celebrities from the past. Sometimes it seems that's where all the truly great Wine Quotes came from, why should wine-related observations be any different? For ease of… [ Read More ]
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Thomas Jefferson & His Sister's Child, Peter Carr
"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." Having lost his own son in infancy, Thomas Jefferson looked upon his sister's child, Peter Carr, as his own. He invested hea… [ Read More ]
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