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As a "silent member" of Congress, Jefferson, at age 33, drafted (with four others) The Declaration of Independence. He was the one who wrote the bill establishing religious fr…eedom, enacted in 1786. He was the 3rd president of the United States. Also the founder of University Of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
" My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. " " The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity… over error and oppression. " " I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. " " Never spend your money before you have earned it. " " Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. " " We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness "
Answer Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The third President of the United States (1801-1809) • Continue with Alphabetically Sequenced Quotations Say nothing… of my religion. It is known to my god and myself alone. -- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, 11 January 1817, in Lester Cappon, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, (1959) p. 506, quoted from Jeremy Koselak, "The Exaltation of a Reasonable Deity: Thomas Jefferson's Critique of Christianity" I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know. -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Ezra Stiles Ely (June 25, 1819), quoted from Dickinson W Adams, ed, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series (Princeton University Press, 1983; note that attributions saying "Ezra Stiles, president of Yale University (June 25, 1819)" are incorrect, as that Ezra Stiles died in 1795) Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong. -- Thomas Jefferson, considering three different explanations for why sea shells would be found at higher elevations than one should reasonably expect an ocean to have existed, in Notes on the State of Virginia What all agree upon is probably right; what no two agree in most probably is wrong. -- Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson's Axiom, in a letter to John Adams, 11 January 1817, quoted from Lester Cappon, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters (1959) p. 445 For more quotes, see link "Thomas Jefferson on Liberty and religion."
He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Being the 3rd President of the United States makes Thomas Jefferson famous. In addition, he is considered to be a Founding Father of the US.
Primarily for writing the Declaration of Independence.
He was the third president of the United States and was governor of Virginia. He also wrote the Declaration of Independence and signed it. He was also co-founder and leader of… the Democratic-Republican party, founder of the University of Virginia, author of the Notes on the State of Virginia, and author of The Statute of Religious Freedom for Virginia. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and as the third president of the United States, he purchased the Louisiana Territory adding lots of land west of the Mississippi River. He also initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore that territory. He was also the founder of the University of Virginia and the author of the Statute of Religious Freedom of Virginia. He was also the US's second vice-president and co-founder of the. Thomas Jefferson was a very influential Founding Father of the United States and he penned (put down on paper the words discussed) the Declaration of Independence, detailing the reasons the United States was breaking from the political control of Great Britain. He went on to be the First Secretary of State, Second Vice President of the United States (under President John Adams), and the Third President of the United States, under the Constitution. During his time as President he knew the best chance for America to survive would come from the ability to govern the whole continent, from Sea to Sea. To this end he actually over stepped the President's power given from the U.S. Constitution (the People to the federal government) and drafted the "Louisiana Purchase". It was a good thing for America, but a bad precedent for President's abusing the limitations of the U.S. Constitution. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Thomas_Jefferson_famous_for#ixzz1hOAYXHW1
He is known for numerous quotable quips. My favorite, however, is when he talks of slavery: "It seems we have a wolf by the ears. We can neither hold him, nor safely let him g…o." You can refer to the related link below for more quotes.
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Jefferson was famous for writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. He is also famous for writing a often misunderstood sentence "The separation of church a…nd state". This was actually written to the Baptist leaders stating that the duty of our country is to "add a wall of separation between the church and the state that the state could never tear down". The letter promised that the Government would never interfere or make any laws restricting religion. There was never an intent to stop religion from being central in Government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. What did Jefferson mean by this quote?
Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801. His wife, Martha Jefferson died in 1782. She is considered first lady even though she never served.
That he wrote the Declation of independece
he is famous for the Louisiana purchase
It is hard to find controversial Thomas Jefferson quotes. America remembers him as a great man even if he had a few slip ups and owned slaves. After looking at many sites I co…uldn't find any that people conciser to be controversial.
One of Thomas Jefferson's most famous quotes, still quoted today (although many people who say it likely do not realize who they are quoting) is "Never put off till to-morrow …what you can do to-day."