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Hôtel de Salm (Palais de la Légion d'Honneur)
After serving as U.S Minister to France (1784—89), Thomas Jefferson returned to his home in Virginia and essentially…
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Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.