how do I uninstall the programs that come with the thunderbolt after I root?
You don't uninstall them. You can delete the apks. However, it is recommend you rename or freeze (using something like Titanium Backup) them in case you mistakenly delete something important.
Delete (if absolutely necessary) carefully. You now have root access and can do all kinds of things that can render the phone unusable (bricked), as others have succeeded in doing.
Have you done a Nandroid backup?
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I just want to learn as much as I can about the root that I have done and all the possibilities that it can do now, is there tutorials on what and how to do these things?
#2 and #5 will explain a lot of the different rooting terms
#6 will tell you what you can do now that you have rooted.