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Unformatted text preview: Monticello - Monticello, meaning "hillock," or "little mountain," in Italian, was the longtime homestead of Thomas Jefferson, built on the family estate at Shadwell in present-day Albermarle County, Virginia. Construction and renovation on Monticello occurred throughout Jefferson's lifetime, and today the building and grounds stand as a testament to his architectural and agricultural vision. Monticello was auctioned off upon Jefferson's death in 1826, and today is privately maintained as a national attraction by a private foundation. Parliament - Parliament is the legislative governing body of the British Empire. First established in the thirteenth century, Parliament gradually increased its power through various reforms. After the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution of the seventeenth century, the Parliament became the fundamental unit of government in the...
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