Thomas Jefferson Smackdown

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Thomas Jefferson Smackdown

On April 13, 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia.At age 16, he entered the College of William & Mary and studied mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under Professor William Small.He graduated in 1762, completing his studies in only two years.Beginning in June 1775, Jefferson served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, soon after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.In June 1776, Jefferson was assigned to write the first draft of the declaration.On July 4, 1776, the Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence and the delegates signed the document.On February 17, 1801, after thirty-six ballots, the House elected Jefferson President and Burr Vice President.Jefferson announced the the Louisiana Purchase Treaty to the American people on July 4, 1803.After his presidency, Jefferson established the University of Virginia in 1819 and designed and conceived its campus and original course offerings.Jefferson's health began to deteriorate in July 1825.On July 4, 1825, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson died at the age of 83.


1743 - Born1776 - Declaration of Independence1803 - Louisiana Purchase1819 - Established UVA1826 - Died

He as a young men spent seventeen days writing the rough draft of one of the most influential documents in the world.He purchased Louisiana from France, expanding the US territory greatly.

Lasting Impact


"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."





All men are created equal.

The Declaration of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase changed the U.S. politically and geographically.


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