#1262 The Final Years (Part Three)

Two seraphs await me long shrouded in death; I will bear them your love on my last parting breath.
— Thomas Jefferson, July 1826

We conclude our Jefferson 101 biographical series by discussing his final days at Monticello, his legacy, and the deaths of both Jefferson and John Adams on July 4th, 1826 — the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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Further Reading

An End to Jefferson 101

The Jefferson Watch

The whole purpose of America is to build a civilization where the greatest number of individuals can thrive—or at least have a dignified sufficiency—with the least possible government intrusion. That’s Thomas Jefferson. How can we maximize liberty and yet insist upon some meaningful principle of equality? How can we make sure that America doesn’t just serve the privileged, but everyone who is willing to work hard and play by the rules?

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What Would Jefferson Do?

A republic doesn’t expect people to serve for life or to have career politicians or permanent bureaucrats.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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