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Thomas Jefferson

Social Studies

ameen pickett

on 16 November 2017

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Transcript of Thomas Jefferson

Time period
Family life
Thomas Jefferson
The republic was run by Thomas Jefferson they believed
people should have political power . They favored a strong
state government and emphasized agriculture . They favored
a strict interpretation of the Constitution and they were pro French . They opposed national banks and opposed protective tariff.
Political parties
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. He was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; the nation's first secretary of state (1789-94); second vice president (1797-1801); and, as the third president (1801-09).Thomas Jefferson's home town was Virginia .
Major events
Thomas Jefferson was the father of the declaration of independence because he wrote a paper about the rights of the british and the rights of the colonist . Anther major achievement was Thomas Jefferson became the 3rd president of the us from 1801 to 1809.
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, on April 13, 1743. His father had been among the earliest settlers in this wilderness country, and his position of leadership transferred to his oldest son, along with five thousand acres of land. Jefferson became one of the best-educated Americans of his time. At the age of seventeen he entered the College of William and Mary, where he got exciting first glimpses of "the expansion of science, and of the system of things in which we are placed." He read widely in the law, in the sciences, and in both ancient and modern history, philosophy, and literature.Thomas has had 6 children and only 2 lived to adult hood ,Thomas oldest daughter was at age 9 when she lost her mother.
Fun Facts
Major Events during Presidency
President Thomas Jefferson had some of the following major accomplishments
such as he allowed the Alien and Sedition Acts to end without renewal
He had the tax on liquor that caused the Whiskey Rebellion repealed.
An important early event during Jefferson's administration was the court case, Marbury v. Madison, which set up the Supreme Court's power to rule federal acts unconstitutional.
In 1803, Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million. This is considered the most important act of his administration.
Thomas Jefferson was very much known for the declaration of independence, the nation's first secretary of the state, second vice president.
Most famous for
If you could meet the president ,what questions would you ask him ?
How many girl friends have you had ?
Was the declaration of independence challenging
to create ?
Did you have slaves?
Why did all but to of his kids pass away?
Did his wife pass away for the same reason?
Major achievements
A few of Thomas Jefferson's major achievements was that became the third president,was reelected,became secretary of state, he wrote the Declaration of Independence,became a member of the calamity of corespondents,found what we now know as the University of Virginia,and he was the President of the United States, and yet choose a legislative picking from his time as Governor of Virginia.
Greatest challenges
What is the most interesting thing about this president
One of Thomas Jefferson's greatest challenges was finding a way to peacefully solve the trading problem that we were having when France and Great Britain were at war.
How I would describe this president
I would describe Thomas Jefferson as a smart and confident president who I personally would have voted for because of his way of thinking and how he always tried to improve himself for the best. I would also describe him in his childhood as a adventurous fun loving child.
Major beliefs

He had the bones of a mastodon, an animal from 40 million years ago that looked a bit like an elephant, sent to him at the White House. He laid the bones out in what is now known as the East Room in an attempt to build a skeleton.
What were some major conflicts
during his presidency
How was the conflict solved?Do you agree or disagree
with what he did ?Why?
Thomas Jefferson's major beliefs
1.Thomas favored states rights over a strong central government
2. Thomas also hated trading of slaves because he thought that was unfair yet he owned slaves
3.Thomas opposed tariffs
Father of the Declaration of Independence
Some major conflicts that Thomas Jefferson faced while in office was the conflicted with the Barbary Pirates, a group of pirates who would capture merchant ships and hold the crew for ransom,and another conflict was the Supreme court case of Marbury vs Madison,which is about Marbury suing James Madison.

Although Jefferson tried to reason with the Barbary pirates by sending them letters about him not giving them the ransom they wanted, which was $60,000, while they were still holding 21 americans hostage. In the end the Barbary pirates declared war on America for not getting their money, although they ended up losing.
Why do we have the fourth of july
We owe the most patriotic day,the 4th of July, to all the men who signed the declaration of independence. Out of all of them though we owe Thomas Jefferson the most because of how he shaped the United States. Also how he strived for freedom, for justice.
''We hold these truths to be self-evident:that all
men are created equal......''
Declaration of Independence,July 4 1776
Thomas Jefferson
Books: Thomas Jefferson By Arthur M. Schlesinger ,Jr

Young Thomas Jefferson ,By Author Francene Sabin

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