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Summary, Analysis & Review of Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson by Instaread

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Summary, Analysis & Review of Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson by Instaread

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Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power is a biography that focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s abilities as a practical politician. Meacham argues that Jefferson was a pragmatist who was willing to adjust his philosophical principles as necessary to preserve the United States.

Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 to Peter Jefferson, a wealthy, influential Virginia planter, and Jane Randolph, also of an influential Virginia family. Jefferson’s father died when he was 14.

At 16, Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary, where he cultivated the intellectual curiosity and the interest in philosophy that he retained his entire life. He was particularly influenced by George Wythe, who taught him law and helped to inspire Jefferson’s wide reading and his taste for luxuries.

Jefferson was admitted to the bar in 1767. He became a delegate to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1769. In 1768, he began work on Monticello…

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Instaread; November 2016
39 pages; ISBN 9781683786115
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