Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 16
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B-4 — SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- Especially © 1993 by Universal Press Syndicate By BETTY DEBNAM from TTw Mini Pifli by B«tty Dtfenam C1993 IMfvtrMl Prtn SyndteMt He Is Important to All Americans! Our Jefferson Connection rm WILL I HYOURPOCKIT I OR IH YOUR PI66Y ) MHK, YOU | fRO \FIHf ^\ O ^\J * I ^^^ FIHf * RfMIHHR OF THOMAS His picture on a nickel. There's a picture of his home, Montlcello, on the back. T homas Jefferson was a great American whose ideas play an important part in our lives today. This year, there have been many events marking the 250th anniversary of his birth. He was born on April 13, 1743. One of the important things that Jefferson did was to write the Declaration of Independence. The day that it was adopted, July 4, 1776, is celebrated as our country's birthday. It's an interesting fact that Jefferson died 50 years later on July 4,1826. PETER PENGUIN'S J ^ Fit into the blanks the names of thesethings people used in Jefferson's time. ACROSS: 3. Ifnm T)» MHH P.O. by g«nv rmxnm t 1»M UnlMTMl Pr»tt 8 * ndtc ''* The Declaration of Independence When our country began, it was much smaller. It was made up of 13 colonies controlled by England. These 13 colonies were not happy under the rule of King George III. King George III Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of > Independence. In it, the colonies declared their independence from England. — ^sHfesfatTi^V^/-"—J^*4~5™«* 1 v:3l This picture Is based on a famous painting by John Trumbull. In it, Jefferson holds the Declaration, which he is presenting to John Hancock. Hancock was the president of the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration. Jefferson was a member of the committee of five that was named to draft the Declaration. The committee, which included Ben Franklin, turn the job over to Jefferson. It took him about two weeks. Few changes were made before it was adopted! A version of the painting is also on the $2 bill. Two-dollar bills don't show up as often as other bills. If you would like one, ask your local bank where you can order one. Jefferson put into writing the ideals of colonists who were demanding rights. He wrote: "All men are created equal... endowed with (given)... certain... rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Education resource: Education Department of Monticello In Charlottesvllle, Va. Help Alpha Mouse find his quill pen. He needs to sign the Declaration of Independence. from The Mini P«»t by Mlj Dtbium C1991 Unlvmil PtM« Syn Gus Goodsport's Report Supersport: Juan Gonzalez Height: 6-3 Blrthdate: 10-16-69 Weight: 210 Birthplace: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Texas Rangers outfielder Juan Gonzalez was voted the team's Player of the Year last year. He had a .260 batting average, with 77 runs, 152 hits, 24 doubles and 109 RBIs. His 43 home runs were the best in the major leagues. He led the team in extra-base hits and RBIs. He was second on the team in runs _^Hii^^Mu_—i and hits. In a game against the Minnesota Twins he had three home runs, and in a game against the Cleveland Indians he had five RBIs. In 1991, Juan had a .264 batting average with 78 runs and 34 doubles." '' "''•"" He enjoys basketball and physical fitness. He lives in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, with his wife and son. •. • •• v Rookie Cookie's Recipe Picnic Pecan Pie • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 3 eggs, beaten • */2 cup pecans, chopped • 1 unbaked pie shell You'll need: • 1 cup sugar • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted • 1 cup dark corn syrup What to do: 1. Place sugar, butter or margarine, corn syrup and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix well. 2. Stir in eggs. Mix well. 3. Add pecans. Mix well. 4. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. 5. Bake in a preheated, 375-degree oven for 1 hour or until firm. 6. After it is cool, slice and serve. Serves 6. tram Th» MM Pld by IMIy Mbmn £ 19*3 UnlwtMl Prau SyndluU '* TRY 'N _ JEFFERSON FIND Words about Thomas Jefferson are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward. See if you can find: JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT, DIPLOMAT, AUTHOR, VIRGINIA, ARCHITECT, MONTICELLO, INVENTOR, LIBRARY, TALL, CONGRESS, GARDENER, FARMER, POLITICS, REDHEAD, ESTATE. CMONTICELLOJVLA OGARDENERNIEI IR NPTAMOLP I DNFRBC GADAEHDERAVFGRH RESTATEUVUEEIAI EPOLITICSTNRNRT SLLATCILMHTSIYE SJ FARMER I OOOADC TNED I SERPRRNEKT THOMS JIFFfRSOH WROK THt HCUMTIOHOF from Th« Mini P«e» by fetty Mtoum e 1M) Unhwul fi»M »yn*e»t« Mini Spy . . Mini Spy and Rookie are visiting Monticello. See if you can find: • canoe • word MINI • flashlight • squirrel • funny face • heart • sailboat • letter D • exclamation point • dragon • cat • chicken • ruler Our Jefferson Connection Our religious freedom Our money Christianity Judaism Our Library of Congress Buddhism Hinduism The symbols of our five major religions. When Jefferson served in the state legislature, he wrote a law that gave Virginians the freedom to practice the religion of their choice. This law served as a model for our right to religious freedom as set down in the Bill of Rights. Our larger land .01 .10 .25 Jefferson suggested the idea of using the decimal system for keeping track of the value of our money. The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The 6,700 books that Jefferson sold in 1815 helped start the Library of Congress. Today it is one of the largest libraries in the world. His portrait is on the front of the $2 bill. Our education Our architecture Jefferson was one of the greatest architects of our history. Many of the buildings he designed are still standing. The Louisiana Purchase area Includes these states. Jefferson was president when our country doubled in size. In 1803, under his leadership, the U.S. government bought land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains from France for about $15 million. Today it covers all or part of 15 states. Jefferson was always interested In education. He believed In free education. He founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He designed this building, called the Rotunda. The Democratic Party Jefferson is « considered one of the founders of the Democratic Party. President Clinton is one of his greatest admirers. Thousands of people visit his home, Montlcello. outside Charlottesville, Va. A Jefferson time line of important dates and events Poplar Forest, his retreat outside of Lynchburg, Va., is also open to visitors born on April 13 In Virginia 1776 1785 writes the Declaration of Independence appointed minister to France 1790 1796 appointed secretary of state becomes vice president 1801 becomes our third president 1803 completes Louisiana Purchase retires to his home, Montlcello 1817 begins plans for the University of Virginia The Jefferson connection and your newspaper Today, these people hold jobs that Jefferson once held. What are their jobs? Look through your newspaper. «H^ 1826 dies on July 4th Can you find their photos? Why are they in the news? Also, can you find: • decimals in the prices? • news from states included in the Louisiana Purchase" • news about countries seeking a democratic form of <1ii Unlnml Pl»M 8ymW«H

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