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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson’s portrait is on the U.S. nickel (5 cent coin).
  3rd President of the US; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
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  • Thomas Jefferson’s portrait is on the U.S. nickel (5 cent coin).
  • But the truth is that at my high school, Thomas Jefferson, everyone kind of looks the same.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He graduated from Thomas Jefferson.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • It’s so ironic that the hottest guy at Thomas Jefferson is on the faculty.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • There are three acceptable things to eat in the Thomas Jefferson cafeteria: A bagel, plain or with cream cheese.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • That was twenty years ago, though, a few Years before Thomas Jefferson got the reputation for one of the highest teen suicide rates in the country.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas Jefferson is small: you know these things.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I love her, I love the ugly mustard yellow bricks of Thomas Jefferson and the magenta-tinted halls.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • This is better than any scandal that’s hit Thomas Jefferson so far.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas Jefferson is about three miles outside of downtown Ridgeview—or what you can call the downtown—but only about a half mile from a small strip of dingy stores we’ve named the Row.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • Some of the greatest figures in Earth’s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric, including Buddha, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • He resides in the Westminster section of Elizabeth with his wife, Sarah, and two children, a son, Philip, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, and a daughter, Deborah, a sophomore at the University of Michigan.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and ’Light Horse’ Harry Lee …. were all Rebels….
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • What would Thomas Jefferson have thought, viewing this?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • All right, if Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner ….
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal, a phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • There was a little discourse about cigars, showing him exactly why the Thomas Jefferson Five-cent Perfecto was the only cigar worthy of the name.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The Jewish school didn’t really count with the white folks, so I went to the white school, Thomas Jefferson Elementary.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • One exception to that rule is HIPAA: "Even Thomas Jefferson’s records, if they exist, are protected by HIPAA if they’re held by a covered entity," Gellman said.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • King Minos, Thomas Jefferson, Shakespeare-people like that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Look, Sylvester, it’s Thomas Jefferson!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Director Sato led Anderson over to a quiet area near the bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And Thomas Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal …."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • All the class pictures are in there, from the seventh grade through twelfth, with individual head shots of seniors, their names followed by the names of the high schools they would have graduated from on the outside: Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Herbert Hoover, Sacred Heart.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, 1800.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • She read where Mr. Thomas Jefferson told George Washington that it was the wrong thing to do; that poor mountain farmers didn’t have nothing but little hillside patches, and couldn’t raise much corn like the big landowners in the flatlands did.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the declaration of Independence.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • Thomas Jefferson, in fact, coined a phrase in a letter in 1789—’a wall of separation between church and state.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It was not unnatural that John Quincy, returning to Boston after diplomatic service abroad upon his father’s defeat for President by Thomas Jefferson, should become active in the affairs of his father’s party.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I said that as freedom fighters we could not have known of such men as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson "and not been moved to act as they were moved to act."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The fellows used to say he was the "Iron Mask;" and poor George Pons went to his grave in the belief that this was the author of "Junius," who was being punished for his celebrated libel on Thomas Jefferson.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • I was taught more about John Lennon than I was about Thomas Jefferson.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, probably said it best.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, died at Monticello in Virginia on July 4, 1826.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • The hardy, independent farmers whom Thomas Jefferson considered the bedrock of American democracy are a truly vanishing breed.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • See also John T. Morse’s Life of Thomas Jefferson in the American Statesmen series (Boston and New York, 1898), p. 2.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "I was young, and then very bashful, however saucy I may have sometimes been since," he would recall long afterward to Thomas Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson considered him "the best horseman of his age."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The dead man is Thomas Jefferson—first of the rational anarchists, my boy, and one who once almost managed to slip over his non-system through the most beautiful rhetoric ever written.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Just last night, when the lights were turned on inside the car to make Jackie visible to onlookers, he reread Thomas Jefferson’s inaugural address—and found his own lacking by comparison.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • CHAPTER 10 The Tree of Liberty must be re— freshed from time to time with the blood of patriots …. — Thomas Jefferson, 1787 That is, I thought I was a "trained soldier" until I reported to my ship.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • In 1801 the Republicans got possession of the Government; Thomas Jefferson was named President; and he increased the influence of their party by the weight of his celebrity, the greatness of his talents, and the immense extent of his popularity.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Thomas Jefferson noted this while reflecting on the tiny incentive that led to the Boston Tea Party and, in turn, the American Revolution: "So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants."
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • He also showed that, for all the British fulminations about American usage, they could not resist adopting Americanisms: "Even to belittle, which had provoked an almost hysterical outburst from the European Magazine and London Review when Thomas Jefferson ventured to use it in 1787, was so generally accepted by 1862 that Anthony Trollope admitted it to his chaste vocabulary."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Now this "rebel legislature" will meet in the giant columned building designed by Thomas Jefferson, determined to rebuild the shattered state and return it to its former glory.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "If there’s no Thomas Jefferson then I say E. A. Poe is my second choice.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • My stomach dips when we pass the third spot from the tennis courts, and there’s Sarah Grundel’s brown Chevrolet with its Thomas Jefferson Swim Team sticker—and another one, smaller, that reads GET WET—staring at me from the bumper.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
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