For this reason, architectural historian Fiske Kimball called Jefferson “the father of our national architecture.” "The Hobby of My Old Age" Along with Monticello, Jefferson the architect is best known for designing the University of Virginia. Jefferson designed the initial buildings as an “academical village” in which students and ... Start studying Chapter 7 - The Age Of Jefferson (1800-1816). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Thomas Jefferson to John Sullivan, January 7, 1786 January-March 1786 Jefferson drafts a proposal to form a concert of powers led by the United States to oppose the North African regimes, known as the "Barbary Pirates," who levy tribute on American and European commercial ships. SS.8.A.3.14- Explain the major domestic and international economic, military political, and socio-cultural events of Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency. SS.8.A.4.1- Examine the causes, course, and consequences of US westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness.