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His longtime companion was Sally Hemings, who may have actually been a half-sister to his late wife. She bore him six children; he freed them all when they became adults. Jeff…erson didn't treat Sally as a slave, but rather as a helpmeet. He could not have married her, because of the customs (and laws) of the time. In the modern age, he may well have.
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).
The first President of the Confederate States of America.
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.
Jefferson Davis was a military officer who was best known for being the leader of the Confederacy during the Civil War; he was also the president of the Confederacy.
Davis was an ex-Regular army officer who was made President of the Confederacy because he was thought to embody the Southern virtues at their highest. It is true that he had …a deep sense of feudal obligation, and treated his slaves so well that they didn't want their freedom. This was unusual as far South as Mississippi, where he farmed his estate, though he was a Kentuckian by birth. When the war started, he had hoped to be made General-in-Chief of the Confederate armies, rather than President, and he acted like a missed-out General, always interfering with his appointed army commanders. His miltary judgment was actually very flawed, and his decisions would lead to disaster. As a wartime President, he failed to tour the country giving morale-raising speeches, but stayed at home, just issuing appeals for loyalty. As defeat loomed, his character failed the test, and he started talking wildly about carrying on the struggle somewhere across the Mississippi - a completely unrealistic notion. When the Union army came to arrest him, he tried to escape disguised as a woman - a final touch of indignity that was certainly not in the Confederate tradition. Threatened with hanging for treason, he was jailed for two years and then released, living on to an old age, by which time he was viewed with affection as a symbol of the Lost Cause. His memoirs were disappointingly dull, just a dry legal argument in defence of secession, and missed their opportunity to inspire.
Yes, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were distant cousins through their common ancestor of Ralph Neville.
Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States of America.His first wife Sarah Taylor died of malaria only three months after they were married.He was also a senator …from Mississippi.
No. There is no way that Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson Davis were the same person. The reasons are thusly: Jefferson was born April, 3, 1743 and he died July 4, 1826. Davis w…as alive during the Civil War.
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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.
Here is the story of the life of Jefferson Davis.Jefferson Davis was born in 1808.In 1835 he married Sarah Taylor.She was the daughter of Zachary Taylor who became the 12th pr…esident of the United States in 1849.Just a few months after Davis married Sarah Taylor she died.In 1861 Jefferson Davis became the president of the Confederate States Of America when the south left the union.Jefferson Davis died in 1889.
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.
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.