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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.

2002 Carret Essay Promplt

Write an essay which explores the differences and similarities between the views of Jefferson and Adams on the role of government in Americans' lives. Consider also the contribution their debates have made to our contemporary understanding of American democracy.