Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson This is an excellent biography of President Thomas Jefferson. It is from USA Presidents.

From the site:

Thomas Jefferson ( April 13 , 1743 - July 4 , 1826 ) was the third ( 1801 - 1809 ) President of the United States .

His parents were Peter Jefferson ( March 29 , 1708 - August 17 , 1757 ) and Jane Randolph ( February 20 , 1720 - March 31 , 1776 ) both from families who had settled in Virginia for several generations.

He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence , and a source of many other contributions to American culture. Achievements of his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition .

His home in Virginia was Monticello , near Charlottesville, Virginia , which included automatic doors and other convenient devices that he designed himself. He helped to found the University of Virginia .

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