Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

1743- Thomas Jefferson was Born1760-1762 - Attended the College of William and Mary1768- Elected to House of Burgesses1772- Married Martha Wayles Skelton and she gave birth to their daughter Martha1774- Wrote "A Summary View of the Rights of British America," retired from legal practice, and daughter Jane was born1775 - Elected to the Continental Congress and his daughter Jane died1776 -Drafted the Declaration of Independence, Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, and Appointed to revise Virginia Laws 1777- Drafted Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (not passed until 1786)1778- Daugther Mary born 1779-81- Served as Governor of Virginia1780- Daughter Lucy Elizabeth born1781- Daugther Lucy Elizabeth died1782- Daugther Lucy Elizabeth (second) born and wife Martha died1783- Elected delegate to Congress1784-1789- Served in France as Commissioner and Minister1784- Daughter Lucy Elizabeth (second) died 1787- Published "Notes on the State of Virginia"1790-93- Served as first United States Secretary of State1794- Began commercial manufature of nails on Mullbery Row1797-1801- Served as United States Vice President1797-1815- Served as president of the American Philosophical Society 1801-1809- Served as President of the United States 1803- Louisiana Purchase concluded and Lewis and Clark Expedition launched1804- Daughter Mary died1806- Louis and Clark expedition concluded1809- Retired from presidency and public life1825- University of Virginia opened1826- Died on July 4

Memorable Quotes

"Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." "Science is my passion, politics is my duty.""A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.""Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day."


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Thomas Jefferson




- Served as the third President of the United States-Wrote the Declaration of Independence-Served as the Minister to France-Married to wife Martha and had six children-Founded the University of Virginia-Served as president of the American Philosophical Society-Elected to the House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress...And many more

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most famous men in American history. Jefferson served as the third President of the United States, from 1801-1809. Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of independence all on his own. Additionally, he served as the Minster to France, which is an important diplomatic position. Jefferson has been described as "a(n): lawyer, linguist, diplomat, astronomer, naturalist, political philosopher, educator, statesman, president, “farmer,” musician, scientist, inventor, agriculturalist, horseman, geographer, theologian and paleontologist."


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