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U.S. President

Thomas Jefferson(1743- 1826)By Brynn Smith

Why Thomas Jefferson is important:One reason why Thomas Jefferson is important to our country is that he wrote the Declaration of Independence. It's important that he wrote the Declaration of Independence because it contains the first ideals and goals of our nation. Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States on March 4, 1801. One of the first things he did when he became president was trying to reduce the federal budget. Later on he would lower taxes which made him more popular to many people.

Early lifeThomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell Virginia. He grew up on a wealthy family farm. As a kid Thomas Jefferson enjoyed playing in the woods, practicing the violin, and reading.

Role in the Government  Thomas Jefferson was:*The draftsman for the Declaration of the Independence*The nation first Secretary of State (1789-1794)*Second Vice President (1797-1801)*The third president of the United States (1801-1809)*The statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase

Famous Quote The God who gave us life, gave us Liberty at the same time.-Thomas Jefferson

Fun factThomas Jefferson and John Adams died the same day on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

What makes Thomas Jefferson a Great Man: *He was very intelligent because he created the Declaration of Independence and was president of the United States. He studied law at William and Mary and became a lawyer.*He was an architect - he designed his own home and also the University of Virginia.*He spoke 5 different languages.*He was a farmer around his estate.

Why is Thomas Jefferson Remembered? There are so many things that make Thomas Jefferson memorable. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was the third president of the United States. He is even on the nickel and the $2 bill.


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