Thomas Jefferson

Season 1
 (153)1997TV-G
Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, Thomas Jefferson remains the enigma that is America. By the end of his life, he had advanced the cause of freedom everywhere.
Starring
Ossie Davis
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Life/Liberty: Our Sacred Honor
    February 17, 1997
    1 h 26 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jefferson's early life is detailed from his time at William & Mary, the building of Monticello, to his marriage and children. While he was laying the foundations of a new government, his work was interrupted by a series of personal losses.
  2. 2. Liberty: The Age of Experiments/The Pursuit of Happiness
    February 18, 1997
    1 h 27 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As president, Jefferson was responsible for doubling the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase. His battles with the Federalist movement; his relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings; and his Monticello retirement are explored.

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Directors
Ken Burns
Producers
Camilla RockwellKen Burns
Season year
1997
Network
PBS
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