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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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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
From which person did Thomas Jefferson draw many of the ideas presented in the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was a Virginia planter, politician, and Founding Father of the US. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and t…he first US ambassador to France. He was later elected the 3rd President of the US. He had six children with his wife Martha Skelton Jefferson and possibly fathered one or more of the six children of the slave Betty Hemings (who was 3/4 white and his wife's half-sister).
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, was the author of the "Notes on the States of Virginia", the "The Life and Mora…ls of Jesus of Nazareth", and the "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom", was a member of the Continental Congress, a member of the Virginia Legislature, and wrote the "Necessity of Taking Up Arms," in 1775. He helped Patrick Henry persuade James Madison to make the Bill of Rights. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in law, and was the first secretary of state under George Washington's first term. He was John Adams' vice-president, and was President from 1801-1809. In his first term of presidency Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from France, doubling the size of the US. Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a quest to find the Pacific Ocean in 1804-1805. Jefferson also invented the moldboard plow, which was a great improvement on the already standard farming plow; the wheel cipher, and developed his own design on the concept of the spherical sundial.
Before he became president he was a planter, lawyer, writer, philosopher, scientist, and a architect. he was the author of the declaration of independence and he became the th…ird president of the United States in 1801.
What did Thomas Jefferson mean when he said that the US could not survive as a democracy without educated and well-informed citizens?
Washington and Jefferson both wrote on this thought and they meant that without a population of educated citizens that the democracy couldn't survive as a democracy. People ne…ed to understand how the government works, to know the difference between lies and truth in government, and critically think about how they vote and who they vote for. A good example of this was a week or so ago the House of Representatives passed a bill stating they could pass a law without the Senate or the President's approval. This was a waste of government time, but if a citizen didn't understand how a bill is passed in Congress they wouldn't know that this wasn't true. A lot of this going on in our government today. Educated people will know the difference and not be fooled. We really need to have people to be able to think and analyze what is being said by politician's, media, and others.
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.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, outlining the rights of all people everywhere to be free, and the Constitution of Virginia. He formed the Democratic Pa…rty; he served as the Minister (ambassador) to France; he served as the third President of the United States, during which term, he secured the Louisiana Purchase and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He was also a slave-owning hypocrite who had a long-term affair with one of his slaves.
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. He did a lot of things. 1) Bought the Louisiana Territory. 2) Sent Louis and Clark on their expedition. 3) Was g…overnor of VA 4) Was a member of the VA HOUSE OF BURGESSES. 5) Wrote the VA Statute for Religious Freedoms. 6) Was minister to France 7) Wrote the Declaration of Independence. 8) Was Secretary of State under George Washington 8) Was Vice President Under John Adams. There's a lot more.... I know a lot about him because I did a report on him in 4th Grade. Hope this was helpful. Lobsterrolls1971
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, a principle author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. He was also a tobacco p…lanter and life-long slave owner. President #5 - jeffeRson
He was a male who owned many slaves and had sexual intercourse with a few, as biological tests have shown.
The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization that was guilty of acts of treason against the British Crown. For that reason, there were no records of the membership, but i…t is widely believed that Thomas Jefferson, along with Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere were members of the Sons of Liberty.
Thomas Jefferson was born, grew up, went to college and died in Virginia. He Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, and later lived on his estate called Monticello, near Ch…arlottesville.
well Tomas pain was a man that was not afraid to to speak his mind he wrote lots of articles and pamplets stating that he did not believe trhat the british should rule them.