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Thomas Jefferson who was he what did he do?
He was a male who owned many slaves and had sexual intercourse with a few, as biological tests have shown.
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Jefferson lived in Virginia.
Began paying off the public debt.
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 enjoyed reading books, and doing a variety of things an average kid would do. Play on playgrounds ,explore etc. One thing we know is that TJ (Thomas Jefferson…) enjoyed rummaging through vineyards, later on in life he enjoyed tasting and drinking wine.
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.
historians are not quite sure why Jefferson didn't set his slaves free. he inherited slaves from various people including his father, but Jefferson knew that slavery was wro…ng. so your question is a good one... why did he continue to own slaves? some people have suggested that thomas Jefferson thought that setting his slaves free would only make them subject to re-enslavement by someone else. The next person who owned them might end up being very harsh to them. So why did he relly keep them though? No one really knows for sure. > I would say rather, that Jefferson was a man of his time, and as such was a white supremacist. Jefferson speaks extensively on his feelings (and they are just that, and in no way scholarly or scientific) about the "races" or "species" of man in his "Notes on The State of Virginia"(1781). He states that, "...never yet could I find that a black had uttered a thought above the level of plain narration..."(266) He goes on to bash and attempt to discredit Black artists of the time Ignatius Sancho and Phyllis Wheately. He goes on to make asinine comparisons between American Slavery and Ancient Roman Slavery, and the intellectual and artistic development of Free whites and enslaved Blacks before eventually concluding, "...as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in endowments both of body and mind" (270). And why would he keep his inherited slaves? Well, he goes on to say that, "This unfortunate difference of colour, and perhaps of faculty, is a powerful obstacle to the emancipation of these people" (270). And all of this was written several years before Jefferson impregnated his slave girl Sally Hemings (about 16 at the time). Inherited from Jefferson's wife Martha , Sally and Martha are said to have been half-sisters (i.e. Martha's dad enjoyed sex with his slaves as well). Their children, remained his slaves into adulthood as did Sally who wasn't freed until after Jefferson's death in 1826. So Thomas Jefferson is a founding father, and known as a great thinker and proponent of liberty, however, a closer look at his life reveals that he was FAR from perfect, and like many white Americans (and Europeans) of his time did not believe that non-whites were equal to whites.
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.
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
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 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.
Early in 1767, Jefferson was admitted to the bar of Virginia, and entered at once the practice of his profession. Jefferson was an accurate, painstaking and laborious lawyer a…nd his business blossomed. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence.
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.