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  • Jefferson's First Act As President
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    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 on his family's plantation in Shadwell, Virginia. The third of six children his parents raised him modestly and his father schooled him to be a gentleman. The young Jefferson suffered an emotional shock, when at the age of 14 his father Peter Jefferson died. The young Jefferson was the first male of the family and so he received the bulk of his father's assets, leaving him with a sizable fortune. He received his early education along with his sisters a...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    When i say Thomas Jefferson, many people think of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and died in 1826. He was the third president of the United States. Jefferson's fathers name was Peter Jefferson and he was a prosperous Virginia planter. His mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, was a member of the old Randolph family of Virginia. Jeffersons interests are boundless. His accomplishments were great and varied. He was a philosopher, educator, natur...
  • Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson
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    Man of the People Thomas Jefferson was born, April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, in what is now Albemarle County, Virginia. His mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, came from one of the first families of Virginia, and his father, Colonel Peter Jefferson, was a large landowner as well as a noted explorer. Jefferson was well educated privately in his early years. He studied Latin and Greek before going to the College of William and Mary at the age of 17, in 1760. He learned French early and afterwards acquir...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men a recreated equal; that they are endowed unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ' These famous lines of the Declaration of Independence was written in the front parlor of a second floor rented apartment by the American, Thomas Jefferson. These few words show what ideas and beliefs Thomas Jefferson stood for, and how he continuously fought for these words to become fulfilled in his country. This ...
  • Martha Washington Jefferson And Mary Jefferson
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    Thomas Jefferson by John S. Matuszewski American History Mr. Dodds December 2, 2004 Table of Contents Page. Early Life and Childhood 1 II Through Collage and Into the world 2 Revolutionary Politics 3 IV Pre-Presidential Posts and Accomplishments 4 V Presidency and post presidency 5 VI Picture 6 VII Works Cited 7 Thomas Jefferson I. Early life and childhood simple log cabin located in now what is commonly known as Albemarle County, Virginia, was the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, the third Presi...
  • Jeffersonian Republicans Loose Construction Of The Constitution
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    AP AM HISTORY DB 3 - (An A+ Essays Original Paper, written by Zoo Patrol) With respect to the federal constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad construction ism of the Federalists. To what extent was this characterization of the two parties accurate during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison. Before 1801, the Jeffersonian Republicans were usually strict constructionists of the constitution. However during t...
  • Tie Between Jefferson And Burr
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    Thomas Jefferson was drafted to write the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Soon after, in 1779, Thomas was elected governor, which he served for two years. He suffered an inquiry into his conduct during his last year in office that although finally fully repudiated, left him with a life long pricklishness in the face of criticism. In 1784, he re-entered public services. First as a trades commissioner and then as Benjamin Franklin's successor as a minister. In 1790, he accepted the post of se...
  • Declaration The Way Jefferson
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    U.S. History 131 6/1/00 Thomas Jefferson The most influential person in American history would be Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, became the first republican president, and began the self improvement thought process by learning through going to school. Jefferson told people that knowledge was the way to becoming a better person, and that all Americans need to improve on what they think, not by changing day by day themselves, but overall becoming a better person...
  • Thomas Jefferson As A Leading Spirit
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    Thomas Jefferson was quoted The first object of my heart is with my country. Becoming the third President, he was a poor public speaker, but his intellectual curiosity won the crowds. Jefferson was placed on a committee as chief writer for a Declaration of Independence. This would be his most important commis si 0 n of his life. His words would set the theme for liberty and equality among Americans. He wrote, All men are created equal. Jefferson did many things during his Presidency. He eliminat...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    THOMAS JEFFERSON, author of the Declaration of Independence, was born on April 13, 1743 and grew up on the family plantation at Shadwell in Albemarle County, Virginia. His father was Peter Jefferson, who, with the aid of thirty slaves, tilled a tobacco and wheat farm of 1,900 acres and like his fathers before him, was a justice of the peace, a vestryman of his parish and a member of the colonial legislature. The first of the Virginia Jefferson's of Welsh extraction, Peter in 1738 married Jane Ra...
  • Thomas Jefferson The Book
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    Thomas Jefferson The book that I choose to read and analyze was Jefferson The Virginian, written by Dumas Malone. This book was the first volume and it was written in 1948. I choose this book because I have always been interested in Thomas Jefferson and his life. I found this book to be extremely informative about Jefferson. It included growing up on the fringe of western settlement in Virginia, the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, to the years he served in the Virginia House of Burg...
  • President Thomas Jefferson 1801 1809 Thomas Jefferson
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    President Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Thomas Jefferson came into presidency with the intentions of limiting the size and power of the central government. His success and failures in accomplishing this goal were many. Thomas Jefferson was America's third president in reign from 1801-1809, once tying in the presidential race with Aaron Burr, where the decision was made by the House of Representatives to choose Jefferson whom they thought was less dangerous than Burr. As president he was the first t...
  • Jefferson And The Slave Woman
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    Jefferson had destroyed political traditions. From his contradictions and defecting his principles, Jefferson destroyed the political precedent and is a exempla tory hypocrite, which can be seen throughout his administration. Jefferson was an admired statesman who was grappling unsuccessfully with the moral issue of slavery. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery his whole life, yet he never freed his own slaves. He championed Enlightenment principles, y...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He was born in a simple four-room house in Shadwell, Virginia, what is now Monticello. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a planter who was a bright, brave, and strong man. His mother was a very gentle lady. She was boring under one of the most distinguished families in the area. His family had prospered since the first Jefferson arrived in America from Whales in 1612. Soon after Jefferson's birth, the French and British b...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. He was also the second Vice President. Best known as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, he contributed greatly to the development and shaping of the United States of America. During his two terms, he more than doubled the size of the country, through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, and kept the nation from involvement in the Napoleonic Wars despite both British and French violations of America's neutrality. A man ...
  • Jefferson
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    When Thomas Jefferson took his oath of office in 1801 and was sworn in as the President of the United States, he was ill-prepared for the reality of his new position and his years as president were not easily spent. He quickly realized that his pen-and-paper theories were not so easily implemented into the real world of politics, and he was forced to live two lives, the scholarly philosopher and the badgered, self-denying President. However, Jefferson, by no means, allowed his chance to shape Am...
  • Jefferson's Presidency
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    Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States. He was best known for his help towards the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Father of the Democratic-Republican Party. Jefferson was far from a federalist and disagreed with the majority of their decisions. However, he did adapt to their strategies when he saw them to be the better efficiency for the nation he was serving. Throughout his presidency, Jefferson proved to be a truly exceptional individual and demonstrated n...
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    Thomas Jefferson is a controversial figure in American history. He was instrumental in the formation of the American republic. Jefferson's main contribution was the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the most important document in American history. He does what other people want of him, even if it does not follow his own beliefs. Thomas Jefferson was too liberal for his day and age, which resulted in only modest success for most of his ideas. Despite the lack of success Jefferson had im...
  • Election Of Thomas Jefferson
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    A Revisionist Perspective Of The Election OfA Revisionist Perspective Of The Election Of Thomas Jefferson The Election of Thomas Jefferson Consensus historians paint Thomas Jefferson as the great father of democracy, referring to his election to the presidency as the? revolution of 1800.? In actuality, Thomas Jefferson was an inconsistent man, who was philosophically against the Federalists, but who did not bring about any significant political or ideological changes during his presidency. Recen...
  • Jefferson As President
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    Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people's ability to govern themselves. He left an impact on his times equaled by few others in American history. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child in the family and grew up with six sisters and one brother. Though he opposed slavery, his family had owned slaves. From his father and...

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