NEW! Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency: Meanings of the Revolution
6 sessions, 12 hours
Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States and primary author of the Declaration of Independence. In this course, you’ll learn about his traits and political philosophy as well as his successes and failures as president from 1800-1808. Major topics discussed include: 1. the implementation of the “Revolution of 1800” 2. efforts and reasons to reduce the power of the Supreme Court 3. the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 4. the Embargo of 1807 and 5. the Chesapeake Affair: prelude to the War of 1812. Hear about his legacies and search for answers to some important questions: For what did he want to be remembered? For what does history remember him? How do we juxtapose “all men are created equal” with slavery at Monticello? What was his relationship with Sally Hemings?
Instructor: Colonial historian Roger G. Swartz received national acclaim for his two books covering the frontiers of the American Revolution. In 2004, he was chosen, along with 2 others, to be the educational coordinator for the 13-day bus tour sponsored by then National Elderhostel program for the 250th-anniversary commemoration of the French & Indian War, 1754-1763.
ILR409 Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency: Meanings of the Revolution
4-Digit Number: 3986
Mon, 10am-12pm, June 5– July 17
No Class: July 3
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /B102
Tuition: $40 Fee: $89 Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only