At Runnymeade, King John signed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. The document was negotiated between the King and Barons of England after the Barons rebelled against increased taxes to fund the King’s wars in France to retake lands lost to the King of France. ...
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s 270th birthday! Born at Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle County, Virginia, to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson, he was the third of their ten children and the first son. His father died in 1757 and his mother in 1776, a few...
“A lawyer without words would be like a workman without tools.” Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Turpin, February 5, 1769. Born in Albermarle County, Jefferson trained as a lawyer and served in the Continental Congress. He is regarded as the principal writer...
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