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Thomas Jefferson was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1743. His father, Colonel Peter Jefferson,was a planter and public official. Sadly, he passed away when Thomas was only fourteen. He grew up with the orphaned children of William Randolph, his father's friend, and six sisters and one brother. Between the ages of nine and fourteen, he was taught by clergymen, William Douglas, who taught Jefferson how to speack Greek, Latin, and French. He later attended Reverand James Maury's School and then studied law at College of William and Mary. Jefferson then married Martha Wales Skelton, who passed away ten years after their marriage, and had only two daughters that survived through aduldhood. Their names were Martha (Polly) and Mary. Jefferson was against the actions of the British government, so he was involved in many government groups. He was a member of the Committee of Correspondence and from 1769-1774 he was a part of the House of Burgesses. In 1775, he became a member of the Continental Congress for a year, then joined the House of Delegates form 1776-1779. During the Revolutionary War, Jefferson had become the governor of Virgina, and as a member of the Second Continental Congress, where he wrote the Declaration of Independence. After the war had ended he was sent to France as a minister.
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His father died when he was 14 years old (1757). His wife died when he was 39 years old and only 2 of his 6 kids lived to see adulthood.
Thomas Jefferson was very intelligent, determined, happy, polite, industrious, and hard working. He had perseverance, ingenuity, audacity, and he was a great dreamer. … He was described by turns asJEFF!!!!!!!!!!!! courteous but reserved, sensitive and perceptive, even-tempered and relaxed, seeming shy and even aloof to some. In addition, he was eloquent as a correspondent, but was no public speaker. In fact, he was known as the "silent member" of the Congress.
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He was a shy person because he was not like a stick out person
Jeffersons philosophy was reflected on his personal life since he wrote that all men are created equal when he owned slaves and did not want to let them be free
definitely! George Washington was probably the most loyal president, in one's opinion.
The Louisiana Territory belonged to France. Its sale to the United States was done under the auspices of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was emperor of France in 1803.
Which is a likely reason that president Thomas Jefferson maintained a level of informality in his home?
he associated formality with the elitism of the federalist administrations
Thomas Jefferson was President, and was on currency both - his picture is on the $2 bill, but these are rarely seen and account for only 1% of all bills printed yearly.
yes he wrote the declaration of independence
In US Congress
Congress purchased Jefferson's library for $23,950 in 1815.