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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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The disarrayed condition of the colonies in 1764 — economies and societies in flux with changes wrought by war, governments trying simultaneously to adjust to international peace and cope with the effects of Indian insurrections — helps explain how the colonists reacted to British efforts to reform imperial relations.… But the single most significant factor was the depression that by 1764 had fastened a clammy grip on trade in every colony, and which would not fully release it until the decade had ended.