Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

-Author of the Declaration of Independence-Governor of Virginia-Minister to France-Secretary of State-Vice President of the United States-3rd President of the United States-Founder of the University of Virginia

Accomplishments

1743 - Born1776 - Declaration of Independence1790 - Sec. of State1797 - Vice Pres.1801 - President1803 -Louisiana Purchase1804 - Lewis ' Clark1826 - Death

During Jefferson's first term as President, he purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15,000,000. The United States added over 827,000 square miles of land which would become 15 different states. After the purchase, Jefferson authorized Lewis and Clark to explore this new land and journal all of their findings. This action started the idea of Manifest Destiny.

Lasting Impact

As the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson helped establish the ideals that our country was founded on and still follow today.

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