Jon Meacham


Jon Meacham is the author, most recently, of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power."

Stories by Jon Meacham
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One Way to Think about America’s Unique Liberty

The Founders separated church and state while securing religious liberty, too.

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“Churches Are In-Between Places”: A Sermon for Trinity Wall Street

On the Feast of the Ascension, author Jon Meacham delivers an inspiring account of the tensions between sacred and secular.

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Thomas Jefferson for Today: Why Religious Liberty is a 21st Century Cause

In the tumultuous period ahead, we should remember that our Founders had it right: religion is a matter of choice, not coercion.

Oath to God Shows Regard for Church

Did George Washington spontaneously add “So help me, God” to his conclude his inaugural oath in New York City in … Continued

Jackson’s Sturdy Wall of Separation

Andrew Jackson is an odd figure in American life. A warrior and a populist, he is little understood, and his … Continued

Andrew Jackson’s Sturdy Wall of Separation

Andrew Jackson is an odd figure in American life. A warrior and a populist, he is little understood, and his … Continued