Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He had previously served as the second vice president of the United States under John Adams between 1797 and 1801. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national levels. During the American Revolution, Jefferson represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration of Independence. As a Virginia legislator, he drafted a state law for religious freedom. He served as the second Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, during the American Revolutionary War.
|Born:||April 13, 1743, Shadwell, Virginia, British America|
|Died:||July 4, 1826, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Monticello, Virginia, U.S.|
|Children:||6 with Martha Wayles, including, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mary Jefferson Eppes, Up to 6 with Sally Hemings, including, Madison Hemings, Eston Hemings|
|Education:||College of William & Mary (BA)|
|Vice President:||Aaron Burr (1801–1805), George Clinton (1805–1809)|
|Preceded by:||John Adams|
|Succeeded by:||James Madison|
|IMDb:||Thomas Jefferson's IMDb|
About Thomas Jefferson
Revered Founding Father of the United States, its third president, and an author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson Before Fame
He completed his collegiate studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in two years and earned his law degree five years later.
Achievement of Thomas Jefferson
He sold his collection of 6,000 books to Congress after the British burned down the Library of Congress in 1814. He soon found himself at a loss without his books and began buying more. He served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
Thomas Jefferson Family Life
He married 23-year-old Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, in January 1772, and the couple had six children together named Martha, Jane, Mary, Lucy, and Lucy Elizabeth.
Associations of Thomas Jefferson
He and John Adams carried on a fierce rivalry during their presidencies, one that would be resolved later on in life and lead to a deep friendship. They died on July 4, 1826.
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