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The Road to Monticello

The Road to Monticello

Thomas Jefferson was born in the Colony of Virginia on April 13, 1743. Upon his father’s death, Jefferson inherited several thousand acres of land — including the land in which he would one day build his home, Monticello.
Clip Length 02:59 Premiere: 5/8/17

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Thomas Jefferson

About Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president. Thomas Jefferson embodies within his own life the most profound contradictions of American history: as the author of the Declaration of Independence, he gave voice to our fervent desire for freedom, but he also owned more than 150 slaves and never saw fit to free them.


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An American Enigma

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The Road to Monticello

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