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This collection highlights the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States of America.
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Thomas Jefferson
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
Thomas Jefferson -- This PBS film by Ken Burns outlines Jefferson's life, focusing on his life's achievements. Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve the fragile new U.S. government and helps create the first political party, in bitter struggles with the Federalists. He becomes vice president in 1797, and the third U.S. president in 1801. His Louisiana Purchase doubles the nation's size, but he faces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello in 1809. His last years are spent founding the University of Virginia.
03:13:38
17 Jul 2013
Biography, Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher of Freedom
in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 47 mins  
Thomas Jefferson: Philosopher of Freedom -- This A&E biography outlines Jefferson's role as statesman, scientist, architect, president. As member of the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. As President he fought tirelessly for free speech and U.S. expansion. As a gentleman farmer he studied botany, meteorology, and designed the magnificent Monticello. But outside of public life, Jefferson was a different man. Did he really father several illegitimate children by his slave, Sally Hemmings? Was he involved in a messy affair while serving as Minister to France? Why did he die with debts of over $100,000?
46:50
17 Jul 2013
Thomas Jefferson: A View From the Mountain
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
Thomas Jefferson: A View From the Mountain -- This History Channel documentary brings Jefferson's words and ideas to life through dozens of Jefferson's original handwritten letters, excerpts from his original manuscripts, deeds of slave manumission, period newspapers, his will, political cartoons, and every known image of Jefferson painted during his lifetime.
01:35:25
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Childhood
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
This clips explores Jefferson's early life, from birth through his years at the College of William and Mary at Williamsburg.
06:24
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Marriage to Martha
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
This History Channel clip describes Jefferson's marriage to Martha Wales Skelton in 1772 and his subsequent inheritance of land and slaves two years later.
01:28
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Declaration of Independence
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
This History Channel clip explores the writing, debate and signing of the Declaration of Independence, focusing in particular on the dissonance within the phrase "all men are created equal" as it related to the issue of slavery.
09:05
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Time in France
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
This PBS clip describes Jefferson's experiences in France from 1784-1789 as that nation was set to undergo a revolution of its own.
13:36
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Secretary of State
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
This History Channel clip discusses Jefferson's tenure as secretary of state from 1789 - 1793, focusing on the Haitian Revolution.
07:24
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Louisiana Purchase
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
This PBS clip explores the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, in particular the mission of Lewis and Clark to map the frontier.
04:27
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Separation of Church and State
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
This PBS clip describes Jefferson's views on the separation of church and state, focusing in particular on Jefferson's efforts in the commonwealth of Virginia as governor.
03:40
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Slavery
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1997), 3 hours 14 mins  
This PBS clip examines Jefferson's role as a slaveowner, his views on race, and his 1784 book "Notes on Virginia."
08:16
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Sally Hemings
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
This History Channel clip explores the relationship of Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings, their purported child and the controversy surrounding this relationship.
08:15
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Architect
in Vision USA (District of Columbia: United States Information Agency, 1977), 27 mins  
This USIA clip highlights two of Jefferson's achievements as an architect - his Monticello home and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
05:20
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Monticello
directed by Michael Gill, 1923-2005; produced by Peter Montagnon, in Civilisation, 10 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1996, originally published 1996), 54 mins  
This BBC clip features Jefferson's famous home, Monticello, including the artistic and historical influences that underpin its architecture and invention.
03:40
17 Jul 2013
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Thomas Jefferson - Death
produced by Martin Doblmeier (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins  
This History Channel clip recalls Thomas Jefferson's death, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
03:12
17 Jul 2013
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