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Apr 13, 1743Birth of Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson is born in Shadwell, Virginia (later Albemarle County), the eldest son of Peter Jefferson, a farmer/surveyor, and Jane Randolph, the wealthy scion of an aristocratic family.1768Virginia House of BurgessesAt the age of 25 thomas jefferson was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Jun 7, 1776Drafting Committee for Declaration of IndependenceRichard Henry Lee, delegate from Virginia, introduces three resolutions calling for independence from Britain. Jefferson, along with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and two others, is assigned to the committee charged with drafting what will become the Declaration of Independence.Jul 4, 1776Declaration of IndependenceFollowing substantial edits, Jefferson's Declaration of Independence is approved by Congress. It is immediately published and circulated throughout the colonies and in Europe.Sep 1776Return to VirginiaJefferson leaves the Congress and returns to Virginia to take a seat as a representative in the Virginia House of Delegates. Jun 1, 1779Governor of VirginiaJefferson is elected the second governor of Virginia, May 7, 1784Jefferson in EuropeJefferson travels to Europe with John Adams and Benjamin Franklin in order to negotiate commercial treaties with European nations and service the United States' wartime debt. Mar 4, 1797Vice PresidencyJefferson becomes the vice president to John Adams Jefferson authors A Manual of Parliamentary Procedure to keep order in the Senate and keeps aloof from the administration while sponsoring attacks against Federalist politicians.1797American Philosophical SocietyJefferson becomes the third president of the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin.1800Revolution of 1800Jefferson win the presidency as Republicans sweep elections nationwide. What will Mar 4, 1801Jefferson InauguralJefferson is sworn in as the third president of the United States in the new capital city of Washington, D.C., becoming the first president to take office there. Apr 2, 1803Louisiana PurchaseJefferson purchases the 800,000-square-mile Louisiana Territory from French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for $15 Million, or roughly 4 cents an acre, effectively doubling the size of the United States overnight.Jun 20, 1803Lewis & Clark ExpeditionJefferson charters the Lewis and Clark expedition—led by his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis—to survey the new Louisiana Territory, establish friendly relations with the American Indian tribes living inland, and search for a Northwest Passage allowing easy travel to the Pacific.Mar 4, 1805Second InauguralJefferson is inaugurated into a second term in the presidency, following a landslide victory in the election of 1804. His second inaugural address is, as far as we know, the last public speech of his life.Mar 4, 1809Retirement and Return to MonticelloJefferson finishes his second term as president and heads back to Monticello.1826Death of Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson dies in his bed in Monticello, on the same day as John Adams, fifty years to the day after the publication of the Declaration of Independence. On his deathbed, John Adams famously declares, "Thomas Jefferson survives." Adams is, alas, wrong: Jefferson passes away five hours or so before Adams, at roughly 12:50 in the afternoon.

-Purchased the Louisiana Territory from France (1803) for $15 million and doubled the size of the United States Apr 2, 1803-Took office as the 3rd president of the united states on march 4 1801 at the age of 57-Jefferson charters the Lewis and Clark expedition—led by his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis—to survey the new Louisiana Territory, January 20,1803.-Jefferson's wrote theDeclaration of Independence which freed us from england -July 4, 1776Thomas Jefferson served as the first Secretary of State from March 22, 1790, to December 31, 1793.

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell Virginia. Jane Randolph Jefferson was a member of the proud Randolph which is English and Scottish clan that are royalty. His father Peter Jefferson was a farmer. Jefferson had five siblings two older sisters, two younger sisters and a younger brother. When Jefferson was a boy he loved playing in the woods and practicing the violin and reading. He started school at the age of nine. In school he studied Latin and Greek. In 1760 Jefferson went to college at the second oldest college in America. From 1767-74 Jefferson practiced law in Virginia. While he was practicing law he fell in love with Martha Wayle Skelton. They married on January 1, 1772.on July fourth 1776 he wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. On June 1, 1781, the day before the end of his second term as governor, Jefferson was forced to flee his home at Monticello because of the British attacked his house. In 1785 Jefferson went to Paris and Amsterdam to negotiate trade agreements after five Years he returned.When Jefferson got back George Washington was waiting for him to tell him that he is now the first president of the United States of 1797 Jefferson became vice president for John Adams. In March 4, 1801 Thomas Jefferson became the 3rd president of America. In his first term as president Jefferson expanded the us by double with the Louisiana Purchase. On July 4 1826 a few hours before John Adams died he spoke his last words “Thomas Jefferson survives” a few hours before he died Jefferson died.

I think Thomas Jefferson’s most significant contribution is the declaration of independents because it freed us from England and king George 111 and made us are own country. The declaration of indecencies helped us stay free it seat are new country in writing. Yes his work is still making an impact on our life today because we are not being controlled by England we made our country bigger and better. How Thomas Jefferson’s most significant work affected the way he live is it helped him to become 3rd president of the United States of America. That’s why he was president for two terms. When he was president he doubled the size of the United States with the Purchased the Louisiana Territory. Then after that he sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition to map out the west and fined a rout to the Pacific Ocean and to make friends with the Native Americans.

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