Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Jefferson , Thomas and Washington , Henry Augustine (1854), The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Retrieved on 2012-06-06
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    06 JUN 2012

     Jefferson Sees Science Beginning a Revolution

    Even in Europe a change has sensibly taken place in the mind of man. Science has liberated the ideas of those who read and reflect, and the American example has kindled feelings of right in the people. An insurrection has consequently begun of science talents and courage against rank and birth, which have fallen into contempt. It has failed in its first effort, because the mobs of the cities, the instrument used for its accomplishment, debased by ignorance, poverty and vice, could not be rest...
    Folksonomies: science freedom
    Folksonomies: science freedom
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    Against privilege and rank.

    06 JUN 2012

     The Teacher Who Inspired Thomas Jefferson

    In the spring of 1760, [I] went to William and Mary college, where I continued two years. It was my great good fortune, and what probably fixed the destinies of my life, that Dr. William Small of Scotland, was then Professor of Mathematics, a man profound in most of the useful branches of science, with a happy talent of communication, correct and gentlemanly manners, and an enlarged and liberal mind. He, most happily for me, became soon attached to me, and made me his daily companion when not...
    Folksonomies: education teaching
    Folksonomies: education teaching
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    From his personal account.