Thomas Jefferson on History

History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.  But as we have employed some of the best materials of the British constitution in the construction of our own government, a knowlege of British history becomes useful to the American politician. There is, however, no general history of that country which can be recommended.”     “Letter of Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell Washington,” June 14, 1807.


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