#1263 Jefferson's Travels

I saw the future of the American experiment in the West.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

Catherine Jenkinson returns to host a conversation with President Jefferson about his travels in France, Europe and the United States.

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Further Reading

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On the Road with Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Watch

Jefferson traveled quite a bit for a man of his time. He visited most of the northern states, some several times, and he was back and forth to New York, Philadelphia, and eventually Washington, DC, quite often. He seems never to have ventured into North Carolina or any place south of the Virginia line. But he spent five years in Europe and saw quite a bit of it given his deep devotion to his administrative and diplomatic work, and his aversion to roughing it.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

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Travel is a mirror that we look into and see something of our own style, but we also see possibilities for our own enlightenment.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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