A rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land, traversing all the seas with the rich productions…




A rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land, traversing all the seas with the rich productions…

A rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land, traversing all the seas with the rich productions… --Thomas Jefferson

A rising nation, spread over a wide and fruitful land, traversing all the seas with the rich productions of their industry, engaged in commerce with nations who feel power and forget right, advancing rapidly to destinies beyond the reach of mortal eye — when I contemplate these transcendent objects, and see the honor, the happiness, and the hopes of this beloved country committed to the issue and the auspices of this day, I shrink from the contemplation, and humble myself before the magnitude of the undertaking.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1801
Context: First Inaugural Address
Tags: First Inaugural Address, I shrink from the contemplation, Thomas Jefferson, a rising nation, advancing rapidly to destinies beyond the reach of mortal eye, humble myself before the magnitude of the undertaking, rich productions of their industry, the hopes of this beloved country, wide and fruitful land, 1801



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