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Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents
Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents(15 Photos)
View an image slideshow on Founding Fathers and Pre-Civil War Presidents.
American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
Jefferson's Pursuit of Knowledge
Jefferson's Pursuit of KnowledgeVideo Clip (3:09)
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As a young man in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson pursues an education based on the ideals of the Enlightenment.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
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Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:04)
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To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
Thomas Jefferson in Paris
Thomas Jefferson in ParisVideo Clip (1:48)
Video Clip (1:48)
Jefferson soaks up the culture, art and architecture of Paris while on assignment as a trade representative.
Jefferson Challenges the King
Jefferson Challenges the KingVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
Thomas Jefferson is known for penning The Declaration of Independence, but some of his earlier writings establish the pattern of challenging the British monarchy.
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