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The Jefferson Presidency

The Jefferson Presidency

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Jefferson's Revolution of 1800 Teacher Pass

Teaching Jefferson's Revolution of 1800 Teacher Pass includes:

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Ken Burns on Jefferson

Ken Burn's 1998 documentary Thomas Jefferson looks at the life and influence of the American Founding Father. PBS' website includes resources on teaching about Jefferson in the classroom, primary source documents related to Jefferson's life and work, and interactive features for students.


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