#1217 Secretary of State (Part Two)

This week, the Thomas Jefferson Hour returns to its “Jefferson 101” series with the 15th show of this series presented by Clay S. Jenkinson. In this second of two shows discussing Jefferson’s time as the first Secretary of State, we learn more about Jefferson’s vision of America and the strong disagreements he had with Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

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Further Reading

Jefferson's Inauguration

In this excerpt from a 2009 episode of the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Jefferson looks back at his first inauguration in March of 1801. You can listen to the full episode here.

Find Jefferson's inaugural address — including a first draft and a revised draft — at Yale's The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?

The minute we start to behave as a Machiavellian nation and do only what’s in our economic & political interests, then we cease — in my view — to be a republic.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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