Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826), state legislator, governor, Republican Party co-founder and leader, congressman, minster to France, secretary of state, Vice President and third president of the United States was one of the most significant figures in American constitutional history.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at a place called Shadwell, in what is now the county of Albemarle, but which then constituted a part of the county of Goochland. His interests were those of any country boy – riding, hunting, and fishing.
Thomas Jefferson took office in 1800 bent upon keeping the American presidency from sliding into the decadence of power and patronage common among European monarchies.
He was declared president on February 17, 1801.
He was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States. He was also author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson: The third President of the United States
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