Thomas Jefferson: Homeschool Assignment

Instructor: Megan Sarkisian
This assignment requires students to research and describe two of Thomas Jefferson's major accomplishments, including a discussion of their importance in contemporary American politics and democracy.

Assignment Instructions for Students

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most well-known political figures in US history. While he accomplished many things, for this assignment, you must choose Jefferson's two most important accomplishments. Jefferson had many accomplishments, so be sure to explain why the two you chose are the most important. For each accomplishment you name, you must also describe its lasting impact. Ask yourself: 'Why is Jefferson's accomplishment still important today?'

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