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Thomas Jefferson

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Connor Kirkpatrick

on 26 February 2017

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Transcript of Thomas Jefferson

Roll in Revolution
Lawyer
Delegate on the Second Continental Congress
Drafted the Declaration of Independence
Governor of Virginia
U.S. Minister to France
Secretary of State
Vice President to John Adam
Later Life
Sworn in as the third president of the United States in 1801
The first president elected by the House of Representatives
Early Life
Born in 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia
Third of eight children
Graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1762
Married Martha Skelton
Had 6 children
Later Life
He handled the Louisiana Purchase in 1803
He bought territory from France for $15 million
He funded the Lewis and Clark expedition
Elected into office for a second term
Jefferson passed the Embargo Act of 1807 which ended all trade with Europe
This made the American economy bad
Later Life
Did not run for a third term
Lived in Monticello
Founded the University of Virginia
Died at 83 on July 4, 1826 at Monticello
Fun Facts
He was an architect, inventor, scientist, and was a collector of books and artifacts
He could read more than 5 languages
Played the violin
Did not want to be remembered for his presidency but for the part he played in The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
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