Thomas Jefferson - A Film By Ken Burns DVD

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Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve the fragile new U.S. government and helps create the first political party, in bitter struggles with the Federalists. He becomes vice president in 1797, and the third U.S. president in 1801. His Louisiana Purchase doubles the nation's size, but he faces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello in 1809. His ... More
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Returning from France, Jefferson strives to preserve the fragile new U.S. government and helps create the first political party, in bitter struggles with the Federalists. He becomes vice president in 1797, and the third U.S. president in 1801. His Louisiana Purchase doubles the nation's size, but he faces controversy and scandal, finally retiring to his beloved Monticello in 1809. His last years are spent founding the University of Virginia.

Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 1997
Copyright Year: 1997
Rating: TV-G
Narrator: Ossie Davis
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes

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William
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5.0 star rating
06/05/22
Very cool to know more
Review by William on 06/05/22 review stating Very cool to know more
Very cool to know more about the president.
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Disgusted W.
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5.0 star rating
05/23/22
An EXCELLENT Account of One of Our Greatest Presidents
Review by Disgusted W. on 05/23/22 review stating An EXCELLENT Account of One of Our Greatest Presidents
This is an excellent, factual account of Thomas Jefferson, his life and times. No holds barred. It shows TJ the man, complete with all his blemishes. Something I was not aware of until I watched this video was : Jefferson himself designed the monument to be placed on his grave. He specified that the monument was to be made of coarse stone. On the monument, he wanted to have listed his proudest accomplishments. What he wanted to have inscribed on the monument was : Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom Father of the University of Virginia. He didnt list the Presidency of the United States of America as one of those accomplishments. Thomas Jefferson was a genius, a brave patriot and a humble man. If only we could have one iota of his genius, wisdom and humility in the presidency, the congress, or the supreme court today. For starters, I would settle for any one of those. We could build on that foundation.
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Elizabeth
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4.0 star rating
03/17/22
A film by K. Burns-Thomas Jefferson
Review by Elizabeth on 03/17/22 review stating A film by K. Burns-Thomas Jefferson
So good!!!
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Kathy
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5.0 star rating
01/28/22
Thomas Jefferson
Review by Kathy on 01/28/22 review stating Thomas Jefferson
This video was insightful, extremely well done by someone who helped history come alive!
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Doug B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
History coming to life
Review by Doug B. on 07/17/20 review stating History coming to life
I do enjoy history and these programs are informative and entertaining. Our forefathers were very intelligent and complex.
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Dsc
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Awesome!!
Review by Dsc on 07/17/20 review stating Awesome!!
Factual, historical, accurate and very interesting. Ken Burns does an enormous amount of research and interviewing to present the information in great detail and his documentaries are always entertaining as well as educational. We watched this on PBS and it was so good we purchased it. We will be purchasing Dust Bowl, Civil War and Baseball as well. Thank you Ken for a job always well done!
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Bounty H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
My favorite president
Review by Bounty H. on 07/17/20 review stating My favorite president
you cover a lot in three hours. He may have had his problems, but, dont we all?
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Avid R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Masterful
Review by Avid R. on 07/17/20 review stating Masterful
Is there anything left to praise Ken Burns work with? All others pale in comparison
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Flyingscot
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
One of the best!!
Review by Flyingscot on 07/17/20 review stating One of the best!!
Ken Burns has been one of the better film makers that I have seen, and his research far exceeds that his competitors. I have learned more from his Historical ftms than that I got out of history Books
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Time T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I wish he was alive today to see results!
Review by Time T. on 07/17/20 review stating I wish he was alive today to see results!
Truly a great man! Its amazing how well he knew what his fellow man would do way back then! Its almost as if he had been HERE and then went back in time, he knew men so well!
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Joe P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Phenominal !!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Joe P. on 07/17/20 review stating Phenominal !!!!!!!!!!!
Another home run for Ken Burns, this documentary is an excellent telling of Jeffersons life and career. I loved the narrations by Ossie Davis,and Sam Watersons voice over as Jefferson is terrific. Well worth the price, this American classic about an American classic will be enjoyed for generations to come. May our Lord bless and guide you.
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Kristea
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ken Burns Does It Again!
Review by Kristea on 07/17/20 review stating Ken Burns Does It Again!
I am a history buff, and have many DVDs on history subjects. This is one of the very best, and Ken Burns does it again. Very good movie and one to keep on the shelf to watch again and again.
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Wayne
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
All our orders were great
Review by Wayne on 07/17/20 review stating All our orders were great
We love the American Experience


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