Notes on the State of Virginia
Any study of the United States should include Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia. Not only does he meticulously gather information, categorize and document the natural resources, but also discusses Virginia’s constitution and laws, which he uses as a microcosm for the United States’ government. Jefferson’s celebration of the national bureaucracy is not without the various problems that existed in the United States during
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that due to the common experience of the American Revolution all groups, white, black and red, were American citizens. Now that we have entered the new millennium, and the concepts of cultural and ethnic identity are so prevalent in American society, it is sad to observe, through the reading of Jefferson’s work, that these issues are still not resolved despite the supposed wisdom of hindsight.
Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia