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Philip L. Carret Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition

This is a guide to the Philip L. Carret Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition. The essay competition was endowed in 1997 and was designed to have students reflect on the principles and ideals in Thomas Jefferson's life and career.

2001 Carret Essat Prompt

Looking back almost two hundred years, evaluate Thomas Jefferson's presidency from the perspective of a United States citizen at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

2001 Essay Winners

Name Place Title
Stephanie P. Newbold First Place "Mapping An American Landscape: Jefferson's Challenge"
Kristen Anne Manglitz Second Place "We are all Federalist.  We are all Americans"
Carey L. Bostian Third Place: Co-Award "Thomas Jefferson's Impact on America"
Carrie Strunsky Third Place: Co-Award "Respected and Ridiculed: Thomas Jefferson in the Eyes of his Contemporaries"