Continuing Revolutions

In 1795, Thomas Jefferson wrote that the American Revolution set a "ball of liberty" in motion that "will roll round the globe." During the years between the end of the war and Jefferson’s election as president, that ball rolled across the new nation as Americans created a new government, fashioned a new economy, and forged a new people, all with unforeseen consequences for the meaning of liberty and equality that continue to shape our world.

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