During this trip
across Virginia we had visited important places in the history of the United
States like Monticello, the house of Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jeffersonwas an AmericanFounding Father, the
principal author of theDeclaration of Independence(1776) and the thirdPresident of the United States(1801–1809. Jefferson opposed slavery all his
life in his speeches and writing; but he took little political action to
emancipate slaves, owned hundreds of his own, and freed only a fraction of these
in his life and will.
1768, Jefferson began construction of his primary residence, Monticello, on a
hilltop overlooking a 5,000 acre plantation.Construction
was done mostly by local masons and carpenters, assisted by Jefferson's slaves.
Jefferson moved into the South Pavilion (an outbuilding) in 1770, where his new
wife, Martha, joined him in 1772. Turning Monticello into a neoclassical
masterpiece after thePalladianstyle would be his continuing project.
place was amazing and we enjoined the great arquitecture of the building.