BirthdaySeptember 10, 1856
BirthplaceNew York City, USA

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  1. About Thomas Jefferson

    Full name: Thomas Jefferson
    Also known as: Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson, Thomas
    Professions: American President
    Religion: Christian deism ref|See also: Thomas Jefferson and religion ||group="lower-alpha"
    Work: Articles related to Thomas Jefferson

  2. Thomas Jefferson Measurements

    Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

  3. Thomas Jefferson Known for

    Forbidden (1932), Rip Van Winkle (1921), Rip Van Winkle (1914), The Grim Game (1919)

  4. Thomas Jefferson Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 4th of July, 1826 (Age: 30)

  5. Thomas Jefferson Biography

    Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy, embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790–1793) serving under President George Washington. In opposition to Alexander Hamilton's Federalism, Jefferson and his close friend, James Madison, organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and later resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to President John Adams of the Federalists, Jefferson opposed Adams and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.Elected president in what Jefferson called the Revolution of 1800, he oversaw acquisition of the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806), and later three others, to explore the new west. Considered a primary architect in America's growth; Jefferson doubled in size the United States during his presidency. His second term was beset with troubles at home, such as the failed treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. With escalating trouble with Britain who was challenging American neutrality and threatening shipping at sea, he tried economic warfare with his embargo laws which only damaged American trade. In 1803, President Jefferson initiated a process of Indian tribal removal to the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi River, having opened lands for eventual American settlers. In 1807 Jefferson drafted and signed into law a bill that banned slave importation into the United States.A leader in the Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath who spoke five languages (French, Greek, Italian, Latin and Spanish) and was deeply interested in science, invention, architecture, religion and philosophy and was an active member and eventual president of the American Philosophical Society. These interests led him to the founding of the University of Virginia after his presidency. He designed his own large mansion on a 5,000 acre plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he named Monticello, and the University of Virginia's original buildings. Although not a notable orator, Jefferson was a skilled writer and corresponded with many influential people in America and Europe throughout his adult life. After Martha Jefferson, his wife of eleven years, died in 1782, Jefferson kept his

  6. Thomas Jefferson Family

    Childrens: Jane, Lucy, Martha, Jane, Mary, Lucy, Lucy Elizabeth, Lucy Elizabeth

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