was a very remarkable man who started
early in life and never stopped.
studying under his cousin's tutor.
Latin, Greek and French.
classical literature and additional languages.
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand
while writing the same in Latin with the other.
Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
his own law practice.
elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America" And
retired from his law practice.
delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
Declaration of Independence.
three years to revise Virginia's legal code and wrote a Public Education
bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick
Congress for two years.
American minister to France and
negotiated commercial treaties with
Franklin and John Adams..
the first Secretary of State
Vice President and was elected
president of the American Philosophical
the Kentucky Resolutions and
became the active head of Republican
elected the third president of the
the Louisiana Purchase doubling
elected to a second term as President.
to Monticello ..
President Monroe shape the
single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first
the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along
with John Adams.
knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government.
actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature
of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand
knew his stuff.
past to lead us in the future:
held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds
in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps
the assembly of
the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in
the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined
get piled upon one another in large cities, as in
become as corrupt as Europe ."
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
willing to work and give to those who would not."
incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the
predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
reading of history convinces me that most bad government
from too much government."
man shall ever be debarred the use of
strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to
blood of patriots and tyrants."
compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Jefferson said in 1802:
believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
inflation, then by deflation,
banks and corporations that will grow up around
deprive the people of all property -
their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers