University of Virginia

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October 21, 2012 by Lorene

The final major project of Thomas Jefferson’s life was creating the University of Virginia. He literally designed the entire campus, including the buildings and curriculum. He put the stakes in the ground himself. Jefferson was such so anti-authority and small government that he insisted his “academical village” be governed by the professors and students. The only governing authority was a Board of Visitors. UVA did not have a President until 1904.


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