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Jefferson, Thomas

Line breaks: Thomas Jef¦fer|son
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛfəs(ə)n
 
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Definition of Jefferson, Thomas in English:

( 1743–1826), American Democratic Republican statesman, 3rd President of the US 1801-9. He played a key role in the American leadership during the War of Independence and was the principal drafter of the Declaration of Independence (1776).

Derivatives

Jeffersonian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the Jeffersonian model of religious liberty came to constitutional prominence only in the 1940s, and then largely at the behest of the United States Supreme Court.
  • Upon returning to New England after his sojourn in Virginia, Leland became increasingly involved in Jeffersonian politics, considering himself to be a champion of the people.
  • Under the assumptions of Jeffersonian democracy and the constraints of the Tenth Amendment, Congress has not been given the power by the people to make voting a reality for every American.

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