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Nestled within the islands and shoals that make up the Dry Tortugas, the harbor offered ships the chance to resupply, refit, or seek refuge from storms. In enemy hands, the Tortugas would have threatened the heavy ship traffic that passed between the Gulf Coast including New Orleans, Mobile and Pensacola and the eastern seaboard of the United States. From here they could launch an attack virtually anywhere along the Gulf Coast. NPS A powerful deterrent Poised to protect this valuable harbor was one of the largest forts ever built. Nearly thirty years in the making , Fort Jefferson was never finished nor fully armed. Yet it was a vital link in a chain of coastal forts that stretched from Maine to California. Fort Jefferson, the most sophisticated of these, was a brilliant and undeniable symbol that the United States wanted to be left alone.

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With the assistance of John James Beckley, clerk of the House of Representatives, he compiled a notebook or pocketbook of rules and precedents of parliamentary practice. Jefferson originally planned to leave a manuscript copy with the Senate for the use of his successors and solicited comments on it from knowledgeable friends, such as George Wythe and Edmund Pendleton.

However, before leaving office as vice president, Jefferson decided to have the manual printed by his friend Samuel H. In an letter to John W.

Jefferson County is the most populous county in the United States state of of the census, its population was , Its county seat is Birmingham, the most populous city in the state. Its rapid growth as an industrial city in the 20th century, based on heavy manufacturing in steel and iron, established its dominance.

And to show that this is no empty boasting for the present occasion, but real tangible fact, you have only to consider the power which our city possesses and which has been won by those very qualities which I have mentioned. Athens, alone of the states we know, comes to her testing time in a greatness that surpasses what was imagined of her.

The Master said, “Sufficient food, sufficient weapons, and the trust of the people. The current United States Government, of unconstitutional usurpations and tyrannies, has lost my , trust. Free, outspoken, and flourishing, let them live in the city of famous Athens. This the LORD says: Let my people go. It’s good to see one real American here today.

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And to show that this is no empty boasting for the present occasion, but real tangible fact, you have only to consider the power which our city possesses and which has been won by those very qualities which I have mentioned. Athens, alone of the states we know, comes to her testing time in a greatness that surpasses what was imagined of her. The Master said, “Sufficient food, sufficient weapons, and the trust of the people.

The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes, should be one of the principal studies and endeavours of our lives.

The Jeffersons returned to Shadwell in , where Peter died in ; his estate was divided between his sons Thomas and Randolph. He assumed full authority over his property at age At age nine, he started studying the natural world as well as three languages: Latin, Greek, and French. By this time he also learned to ride horses.

He was taught from to by Reverend James Maury near Gordonsville, Virginia , where he studied history, science, and the classics while boarding with Maury’s family. Jefferson improved his French and Greek and his skill at the violin. He graduated two years after starting in He read the law under Professor George Wythe ‘s tutelage to obtain his law license, while working as a law clerk in Wythe’s office.

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An early advocate of total separation of church and state, he also was the founder and architect of the University of Virginia and the most eloquent American proponent of individual freedom as the core meaning of the American Revolution. For a discussion of the history and nature of the presidency, see presidency of the United States of America. Key events in the life of Thomas Jefferson.

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From the nature of things, every society must at all times possess within itself the sovereign powers of legislation. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. History has informed us that bodies of men, as well as individuals, are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny. There are extraordinary situations which require extraordinary interposition. An exasperated people, who feel that they possess power, are not easily restrained within limits strictly regular.

When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.

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Thomas Jefferson Merrill D. Raw, brash, and eager, a sprawling village of three thousand people—”a place with a few bad houses, extensive swamps, hanging on the skirts of a too thinly peopled, weak and barren country”—Washington was a fitting symbol of the new nation itself. Two “shining objects” relieved the dismal scene: Surrounded by friends, Jefferson walked to the Capitol from a nearby boardinghouse; at noon, without pomp or ceremony, he entered the crowded Senate chamber and took his place on the platform between Aaron Burr, his successor as vice president, and John Marshall , the chief justice of the United States.

The election that brought Jefferson to the presidency had been bitterly contested by the two political parties, Federalists and Republicans , and only finally terminated on 17 February in the choice by the House of Representatives between himself and his Republican running mate, Burr. Now, after Marshall administered the oath of office, the fifty-seven-year-old Virginian, tall and lanky, with a ruddy face, bright hazel eyes, and graying hair, rose to deliver his inaugural address.

The address—a political touchstone for a century to come—combined a lofty appeal for the restoration of “harmony and affection” with a brilliant summation of the Republican creed: We are all republicans: The new president looked to the disappearance of parties and “a perfect consolidation of political sentiments” as the government was restored to its true principles. These principles he traced back to the American Revolution.

Equal justice to all men; freedom of speech, press, and religion; majority rule and minority rights; supremacy of the civil over the military authority; economy in the public expense; the encouragement of agriculture and commerce; peace and commerce with all nations, but entangling alliances with none—these should be “the creed of our political faith,” said Jefferson.

He spoke of preserving “the whole constitutional vigor” of the general government yet called for “a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. I believe it is the only one where every man, at the call of the law, would fly to the standard of the law, and would meet invasions of the public order as his own personal concern.

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself.

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It has a population of just over 2, people and is a historic city filled with antebellum mansions and haunted houses. Located on the Big Cypress Bayou, the town boasts a vivid presence in Texas history. Visitors from all around the world come to enjoy its bed and breakfast inns, great fishing at Caddo Lake, and riverboat and carriage rides around the Civil War sights in town.

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A Brief History by Eleanor B. They passed through an Apalachee town in In the 17th century, the Franciscans administered five missions in the county along an east-west line near what would become U. These missions were destroyed at the beginning of the 18th century by the English governor of South Carolina in retaliation against Spanish depredations. When American settlers entered the county in the 19th century, the land was occupied not by the Apalachees, who had been dispersed when the missions were abandoned, but by Miccosukees, a branch of the Creeks who became part of the Seminole group.

Florida was ceded by Spain to America in Settlement of Jefferson County was spurred both by its proximity to Tallahassee, the newly selected capital, and by the suitability of its soil for cotton cultivation. Early settlers bought large tracts of virgin forest, or, if they could, the old fields of the Indians. They cleared this land to plant cotton. Jefferson County was separated from Leon County in The county, named for Thomas Jefferson, was established January 6, 7.

Monticello, named for Jefferson’s Virginia home, was named county seat before statehood, while Florida was a territory of the United States. Monticello remains the county’s only incorporated city. Robison’s Post Office was named its county seat, superseding the older settlement of Waukeenah.

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The longest begins at Brower’s Spring , 9, feet 2, m above sea level, on the northern flank of the Centennial Mountains. The site is marked by pile of rocks. Below the dam, the river is known as the Beaverhead River.

Jefferson is the county seat of Marion County, Texas, located in the northeast corner of the state. It has a population of just over 2, people and is a historic .

Jefferson County is located in the heart of “the other Florida,” the Florida of rolling hills and stately oaks draped in wispy Spanish moss. Situated in the state’s Panhandle, it is the only county that extends from Georgia on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. Known as the “Keystone County,” it is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida’s northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports.

Monticello, the county’s seat of government, is just 23 miles east of Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, and is fast becoming one of that thriving city’s favorite “bedroom communities. The balmy summers for which our state is renowned flow into the cooler months of autumn and winter, replete with the magical color of changing leaves. Our short-lived winters give way early in the year to usher in one of nature’s more intense displays of springtime rejuvenation.

Indeed, even the least nature-lover is all but overwhelmed by the explosion of color experienced here each spring! This mild climate, combined with an average annual rainfall of 57 inches, provides not only a prolonged and prolific growing season, but also a pleasant year-round environment for both work and leisure activities. Our mean annual temperature is a pleasant 67 degrees, ranging from an average January temperature of 51 to an average of 81 in July.

Open spaces, rolling hills and clean, fresh air. For people who are looking for plenty of elbow room, Jefferson County offers thousands of wooded acres and gently rolling hills. Ponds and lakes of all sizes liberally dot this pastoral landscape, covering a full 11 square miles of the county’s square mile area.

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