Event — Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

When: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Details: The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event with the Constitution providing an ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Taylor’s Revolution gives a different story; rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, riots, boycotts, guerrilla violence were fed by internal divisions, as well as clashes with Britain. In the new nation, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to consolidate power in a Federal Constitution but their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson whose vision of a western “empire of liberty” aligned with expansive ambitions of frontier settlers.

 

Cost: Free but space is limited. Registration is necessary for admittance.

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