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- Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (approximately 180 min.)) : sound, color
- Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 1997.
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Episode 1 Life/Liberty: Our Sacred Honor Episode 2 Liberty: The Age of Experiments/ The Pursuit of Happiness.
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Narrator: Ossie Davis; voices: Sam Waterston, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner, Amy Madigan, Michael Potts.
As one of America's founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson is considered by some to be the man of the millennium, analogous to the progress of the first 200 years of American history. He was a man of freedom and expansion, yet he had the restraint that is necessary to succeed with that freedom--the commitment to becoming learned and skilled. As the third president of the United States, Jefferson was responsible for doubling the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase and for assigning Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to their historic expedition of the West--moves that were symbolic of Jefferson's yearning for personal growth. In this episode, Jefferson's battles with the Federalist movement are explored; as well as his controversial relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings; his retirement to Monticello; and the ensuing personal tragedies that surrounded him towards the end of his life.
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