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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) President Jefferson's Inaugural Speech

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02151 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 4 March 1805 Pagination: 1 p. : silk ; 53.2 x 34.1 cm.

Summary of Content: President Jefferson's inaugural speech, given after his official reelection in 1805: "Mr. Jefferson appeared in the Chamber of the United States Senate, where his reelection was declated, and the necessary oath administered to him." Printed on silk by True and Parks, Washington.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsInaugural AddressGovernment and CivicsElection

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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