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Aug. 17, 2019

3.01 – Jefferson Pre-Presidency Part One

3.01 – Jefferson Pre-Presidency Part One

Year(s) Discussed: 1612-1774

From his birth in Albemarle County, VA, Thomas Jefferson’s personality and public career began to take shape through his education at William and Mary, and his introduction to the world of politics in colonial Virginia. Along the way, he would be influenced by family members and mentors and would in turn start to impact his own young family, his neighbors, those individuals he enslaved, and the course of events in British North America.

Special thanks to Chris Flynn of the Number 10 Podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode!

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