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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.

2003 Carret Essay Prompt

What did Thomas Jefferson have to say about the topic of religion? The essays should define and interpret his position on this important issue and must show an understanding of Jefferson's "A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1785."