Free and Independent: The Foreign Policy of Washington and Jefferson

By: Michael Boldin     Anxious to preserve their hard-won independence, Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson championed a foreign policy centered on avoiding “entangling alliances.” They envisioned America pursuing peace, ...

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What Thomas Jefferson Meant by ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

William Blackstone’s "Commentaries on the Laws of England" offers important clues about what Thomas Jefferson meant with the phrase immortalized in the Declaration of Independence.   by Barry Brownstein The ...

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The Values in the Declaration of Independence

Americans today are the heirs to a long chain of Anglo-American constitutional documents. The chain began with a charter issued by King Henry I in 1100. It continued through Magna ...

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