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  • He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France
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This article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about Thomas Jefferson. Who was Thomas Jefferson and why was he famous? Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) came to prominence in the early stages of the American Revolution and was at the forefront of the revolutionary movement in Virginia. As delegate to the Continental Congress, he drafted the Declaration of Independence. His later negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase with France resulted in the size of the United States doubling.

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 Thomas Jefferson Fact 1Thomas was born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia.

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 2Thomas was the son of Peter Jefferson, a planter and surveyor and his mother was Jane Randolph, daughter of Isham Randolph, a ship's captain and planter

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 3Thomas was privately educated by a home tutor and at a local school. He then attended  the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 4Thomas was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1767 and worked as a circuit lawyer

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 5From 1769 to 1774 he was a deputy to the Virginia legislature

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 6He was married to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson in 1772

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 7In 1775, Jefferson was elected a deputy to the Continental Congress

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 81776: The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, by the congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies of Colonial America.

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 9Articles of Confederation: The Articles of Confederation was started in mid 1776 and completed in 1781. On March 4, 1789, the Articles were replaced with the U.S. Constitution

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 10Thomas Jefferson intended to extend the rights enunciated in the declaration to Negro slaves, but the slave owners were opposed

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Thomas Jefferson - Founding Father of the United States of America
He was one of the seven, key political leaders and statesmen who became a Founding Father of the United States of America. The seven key Founding Fathers were George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The seven key "Founding Fathers" were either the "Signers of the Declaration of Independence" or the "Framers of the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was one of the key seven Founding Fathers who signed and also drafted the Declaration of Independence.

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 Thomas Jefferson Fact 11He was also the author of the Statute on Religious Freedom

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 12He considered the Constitution insufficiently democratic and argued that it required a supplementary Bill of Rights.

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 13He served as Secretary of State under George Washington between 1790 and 1793

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 14From 1797-1801 he served as Vice President under John Adams

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 15He was elected the third President of the United States March 4, 1801 and served in office until March 4, 1809

 Thomas Jefferson Fact 16During his presidency the Barbary Wars were fought (1801-1805)

 ThomasJefferson Fact 17In 1803 he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France

 ThomasJefferson Fact 18On March 4, 1789, the Articles of Confederation were replaced with the U.S. Constitution

 ThomasJefferson Fact 19The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in 1811

 ThomasJefferson Fact 20He died in Monticello in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and his friend and sometimes enemy, John Adams , both died on July 4th, 1826. He died a few hours before John Adams

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