Role of Thomas Jefferson in American Architecture & Politics


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Which of these was not a position held by Thomas Jefferson?

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1. What was the Enlightenment?

2. What sort of government did Jefferson support for the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thomas Jefferson, a founding father and third president of the United States, was influential not only in the development of American government, but also in the development of American architecture. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his accomplishments in both government and architecture. Some things you'll be assessed on include his views on government, his architectural achievements, and his own influences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which positions Thomas Jefferson held in his lifetime
  • The definition of the Enlightenment
  • Jefferson's views on government
  • Examples of Jeffersonian architecture
  • Jefferson's views on specific architectural styles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jefferson's influence on American government and architecture
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related art lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify offices Thomas Jefferson held

Additional Learning

To learn more about Thomas Jefferson, review the accompanying lesson Role of Thomas Jefferson in American Architecture & Politics. This lesson covers the following aspects of Jefferson:

  • Political achievements
  • Views and influence on American politics
  • Architectural achievements
  • Views and influence on American architecture