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Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was previously the second vice president of the United States under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national levels.

Thomas Jefferson
Portrait by Rembrandt Peale, 1800
3rd President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809
Vice President
Preceded byJohn Adams
Succeeded byJames Madison
2nd Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
PresidentJohn Adams
Preceded byJohn Adams
Succeeded byAaron Burr
1st United States Secretary of State
In office
March 22, 1790 – December 31, 1793
PresidentGeorge Washington
Preceded byJohn Jay (acting)
Succeeded byEdmund Randolph
2nd United States Minister to France
In office
May 17, 1785 – September 26, 1789
Appointed byConfederation Congress
Preceded byBenjamin Franklin
Succeeded byWilliam Short
Minister Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Treaties of Amity and Commerce
In office
May 12, 1784 – May 11, 1786
Appointed byConfederation Congress
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Delegate from Virginia to the Congress of the Confederation
In office
November 3, 1783 – May 7, 1784
Preceded byJames Madison
Succeeded byRichard Lee
2nd Governor of Virginia
In office
June 1, 1779 – June 3, 1781
Preceded byPatrick Henry
Succeeded byWilliam Fleming
Delegate from Virginia to the Continental Congress
In office
June 20, 1775 – September 26, 1776
Preceded byGeorge Washington
Succeeded byJohn Harvie
ConstituencySecond Continental Congress
Personal details
Born(1743-04-13)April 13, 1743
Shadwell, Virginia, British America
DiedJuly 4, 1826(1826-07-04) (aged 83)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Resting placeMonticello, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)
(m. 1772; died 1782)
Children
Parents
EducationCollege of William & Mary
Occupation
  • Politician
  • lawyer

Philosophy career
Notable work
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Notes on Virginia (1785)
Jefferson's Manual (1801)
Jefferson Bible (1820)
EraAge of Enlightenment
RegionWestern philosophy
American philosophy
SchoolClassical liberalism
Deism
Enlightenment
Jeffersonianism
Republicanism
InstitutionsAmerican Philosophical Society
Main interests
Notable ideas
All men are created equal,
Empire of Liberty,
Entangling alliances,
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,
Separation of church and state,
Strict constructionism,
Ward republic,
Views on education,
Views on slavery,
Views on religion
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Thomas Jefferson - Bio, Age, Wiki, Facts and Family

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Thomas Jefferson's About

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Thomas Jefferson was a major political leader and the third president of the United States serving from 1801 to 1809. He was also a co-founder and leader of the Democratic Republic Party, the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779-1781) and author the book Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Before elected to the presidency, he was appointed the first United States Secretary of State during 1789-1793 and was the second Vice-president of America where he served from 1797 to 1801. In 1776, he was the main author of the Declaration of Independence and gained appreciation for his role in promoting republicanism in the United States. While in power, Jefferson fiercely supported the idea of democracy and favored states rights and a limited Federal government in America, which he considered as virtues of republicanism. A man of many talents, Thomas Jefferson explored many interests and gained high opinion for his quality as a horticulturist, statesman, architect, archaeologist, inventor, and founder of the University of Virginia.

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Thomas Jefferson Family life

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He married 23-year-old Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, in January 1772, and the couple had six children together named Martha, Jane, Mary, Lucy, and Lucy Elizabeth.

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Thomas Jefferson Before Fame

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He completed his collegiate studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in two years and earned his law degree five years later.

Thomas Jefferson Trivia

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He sold his collection of 6,000 books to Congress after the British burned down the Library of Congress in 1814. He soon found himself at a loss without his books and began buying more. He served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

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Thomas Jefferson Height Weight

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At the age of 83, Thomas Jefferson height is 6'2. His weight is 174Ibs .

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He and John Adams carried on a fierce rivalry during their presidencies, one that would be resolved later on in life and lead to a deep friendship. They died on July 4, 1826.

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Facts About Thomas Jefferson

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● Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 (age 83) in Shadwell, Virginia, United States
● He is a celebrity us president
● He died on July 4, 1826, Monticello, VA
● He had 2 children Martha Jefferson Randolph, Madison Hemings
● His spouse is Martha Jefferson (m. 1772–1782)
● His height is 6'2
His weight is 174Ibs



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