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A look at the history of the Declaration of Independence

Before the fireworks and barbeques begin, many Americans are taking time to think about the hard work of America's fore fathers on Independence Day.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 02:12pm EDT

Tags: national archives, Declaration of Independence, Independence Day

Mansion G.W. and Jefferson visited up for auction

The Bel Air Mansion is the oldest house in Prince William County, and it's going on the auction block on April 18.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 07:25am EDT

Tags: Bel Air mansion, kathy stewart, George Washington, Dale City

New exhibit explores Jefferson's slave ownership

Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who freed only nine of his more than 600 slaves during his lifetime.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 08:20pm EST

Tags: Sally Hemings

Jefferson's Va. estate highlights slaves' stories

When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, was among them, recalling that he was "born and reared as free, not knowing that I was a slave, then suddenly, at the death of Jefferson, put on an auction block and sold to strangers."

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 05:18am EST

Tags: monticello, Virginia

Reviewing the Declaration

Chris Core, commentator

Monday - 07/04/2011, 04:39pm EDT

Tags: Chris Core, core values, Declaration of Independence,

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Monticello to make Jefferson's work relevant to today

Friday - 07/01/2011, 09:10am EDT

Tags: monticello,

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