Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest - lived for a brief time during the 1740s...

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Poplar Forest - ∙ Poplar Forest was Jefferson's second home in Virginia, a country  retreat with an octagon house located in Bedford County, ninety miles from Monticello.  Primogeniture - ∙ Primogeniture, a long-standing institution in British law, outlined a  codified inheritance pattern whereby the eldest son inherited all lands and means from  the deceased patriarch. Jefferson attacked and dismantled the institution of  primogeniture in the late 1770s.  Shadwell - ∙ Shadwell was the Jefferson family estate, originally secured and developed  by Jefferson's father, Peter Jefferson. After the Shadwell house burned down in 1770,  Jefferson proceeded with the construction of Monticello, which would come to replace  Shadwell as the Jefferson family homestead.  Tuckahoe - ∙ Tuckahoe was the Randolph family homestead, where the Jefferson family 
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Unformatted text preview: lived for a brief time during the 1740s. Jefferson spent his early childhood years at Tuckahoe, and received his first schooling there. Unitarianism - ∙ Unitarianism was a reform movement that grew out of the early New England Congregationalist Church. The most conspicuous aspect of their doctrine is a denial of Jesus' humanity, a view that causes many to cast them beyond the pale of Christianity. Today the Unitarians have merged with the Universalists, and exist primarily in California and New England. University of Virginia - ∙ The University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson, was chartered in 1819 and first opened its doors in 1825. With its main campus in Charlottesville, the University remains a prime example of Jefferson's neoclassical architectural vision....
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