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The United States of America led by Thomas Jefferson is a custom civilization mod by Chrisy15, with contributions from Uighur_Caesar, Hyperion, DarthKyofu, and Rawsasquach.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The United States of America is a world "super-power" (which more or less means that it possesses weapons capable of destroying everything on the planet). A relatively young civilization, the United States formed in the 18th century, nearly self-destructed in the 19th century, and became the most powerful and dominant military, technological, cultural and economical civilization in the 20th. One can hardly guess what will happen to it in the 21st.

Thomas Jefferson[]

Thomas Jefferson is one of those historical leaders who are perhaps less known for their contributions while leader as for their surrounding lives. This is an impressive claim to make, when Jefferson's administration oversaw the United States' largest single territorial expansion in its history, but it's made not in the interest of diminishing Jefferson's presidential achievements but rather to elevate and emphasise his significance during America's foundation and in the establishment of its fundamental tenets.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome, President Jefferson! You lead the democratic American civilization. Founded in the conflagration of revolution in the 18th century, it was built around your groundbreaking ideas of equality amongst all men and the sanctity of independent freedoms. As president you oversaw the greatest single acquisition of land the nation has ever seen, and your scholarly pursuits compelled you to send forth expeditions to survey and study the foreign world to which the American people now laid claim.

C15 Jefferson

Leaderscreen by Hyperion and RawSasquatch

The United States is a nation of immigrants, filled with optimism and determination. They lack only a leader to help them fulfil their promise, who can defend their rights from the threat of federal tyranny. President Jefferson, can you lead the American people to greatness? Can you carve out a nation of virtuous yeomen and philosophical scholars with your mighty quill? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "It is an honor to speak with your Excellency. I am Thomas Jefferson, President of these United States. May I invite you into my beloved Monticello so that we may peruse my library?"

Defeat: "This victory on the battlefield foretells your demise. An enemy of liberty will never hope to draw the best from their people, your society is doomed to rot and collapse in due time."

Unique Attributes[]

America (Thomas Jefferson)

Art by DarthKyofu

Louisiana Purchase

50% discount when purchasing tiles, and purchasing a tile with Gold Gold claims adjacent unowned Bonus Resources for free. Cities celebrating a We Love The King Day generate +1 Happy Happiness.


Art by DarthKyofu

Frontiersman (Standalone (Explorer with EE))
  • Unlocked at Astronomy (Exploration with EE).
  • May remove Camp Resources from neutral territory, and deposit them in your territory.
  • Ignores terrain costs.
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength while outside friendly territory.

Art by Firaxis

Yeoman Farmhouse (Granary)
  • No Gold Gold maintenance.
  • Unimproved land tiles worked by the City will be improved passively.
City List
  1. Washington
  2. Northern Liberties
  3. Southwark
  4. Albany
  5. Providence
  6. Norfolk
  7. Newark
  8. Newport
  9. Newburyport
  10. Alexandria
  11. Portsmouth
  12. Nantucket
  13. Gloucester
  14. Schenectady
  15. Marblehead
  16. New Haven
  17. Petersburg
  18. New Bedford
  19. Lancaster
  20. Georgetown
  21. Beverly
  22. Groton
  23. Brooklyn
Spy List
  • Cousin
  • Felix
  • Dennis
  • Edward
  • Prof. Rex
  • Eliza
  • Mary
  • Virginia
  • Scarlett
  • Barbara


America (Thomas Jefferson)

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Establish the Corps of Discovery
Our cartographers have established that the world is bigger than any could have ever imagined. Boundless plains stretch as far as the horizon, but to tread forth into this unknown wilderness is no small undertaking. We must commission a talented expedition team, who will adventure far into the frontier and discover what - and who - is out there.
  • Player must be Jefferson's America.
  • Must have discovered Astronomy (or Exploration with EE).
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold.
  • Spawns a Frontiersman in the Capital Capital with additional Movement and Sight who converts Barbarian Encampments which they move adjacent to into friendly Pathfinders, generating Science Science in the process.
Establish West Point
The United States is a nation born from conflict, but it need not be defined by such. Every citizen employed as a soldier or sailor is one who cannot cultivate our virgin lands, so a smaller and more professional military is what would be best suited both to our ideological and diplomatic goals. In order to field a viable military in this form we need both the finest officers and the most advanced equipment, two objectives that can be achieved with one great institute for military learning and advancement.
  • Player must be Jefferson's America.
  • Must have discovered Military Science.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold.
  • +1 Science Science from Barracks, Armories, and Military Academies
  • Receive a free Great General
Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 24 Septemner 2022


  • Chrisy15: Code, Research, Text, Design, Mod Support
  • Uighur_Caesar: Design
  • Hyperion: Design, Unit Sourcing
  • Darth Kyofu: Art
  • Typhlomence: Unit Model
  • RawSasquatch: Art
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