Jefferson and the Constitution

August 15, 2022 USGOPO 0

What was this founding father’s position? What was Thomas Jefferson’s position on the proposed Constitution? Would he have been a Federalist or Anti-Federalist?  It is […]

The Constitution

August 12, 2022 USGOPO 0

Creating the Republic. The Constitution written in summer of 1787 emerged from the debate about the weak Articles of Confederation and created the legislative, executive, […]

Articles of Confederation

August 11, 2022 USGOPO 0

The Initial Plan. The Articles of Confederation was the first form of government created during the American Revolution in 1777 and was the first form […]

Excerpt of the Declaration

August 10, 2022 USGOPO 0

Interpreting a Foundational Document. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and four other statesmen at the Continental Congress and signed on July […]

Drafting the Declaration

August 9, 2022 USGOPO 0

A clip from HBO’s John Adams. Thomas Jefferson is generally thought to be the author of the Declaration of Independence, but a committee of five […]