Thomas Jefferson Grows A Nation
Thomas Jefferson was more than a president and patriot. He was also a planter and gardener who loved to watch things grow—everything from plants and crops to even his brand-new nation.
- As minister to France, Jefferson promoted all things American, sharing corn and pecans with his Parisian neighbors.
- As secretary of state, he encouraged his fellow farmers to grow olives, rice and maple trees.
- As president, he doubled the size of the nation with the Louisiana Purchase.
- Even in his retirement, Jefferson continued to nurture the nation, laying the groundwork for the University of Virginia.
Back matter includes an author’s note on Jefferson’s legacy today; timeline, bibliography; place to visit (Monticello); and source notes.
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* Silver Eureka! Award for Excellence in Nonfiction by the California Reading Association. *Book of the Year 2015 - Nebraska Farm Bureau. * Gelette Burgess Award for American History
* A Junior Literary Guild Selection
* Kansas Reading Circle Selection
* Children's Notable Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA)
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