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  • 1. The Greatest President: Thomas Jefferson
    Autumn Nicole Thornton
    Port Orange Elementary
    2nd Grade, Teacher Ms. Stubbs February 28, 2011
  • 2. Important Information
    Born April 13, 1743
    Died July 4, 1826
    Married in 1772 to Martha Wayles
    They had six children together
    1st U.S. Secretary of State (1790-1793)
    2nd Vice-President of the United States (1797-1801)
    3rd President of the United States (1801-1809)
    Personal
    Political
  • 3. Greatest Accomplishment
    Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
    It was ratified on July 4, 1776; which we now recognize as Independence Day.
    The purpose of this document was to announce our freedom and separation from Great Britain.
  • 4. Other Notable Accomplishments
    He began and finished the First Barbary War; the 1st significant over-seas war (1801-1805)
    He established the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1802
    He was founder of the University of Virginia in 1819
    He bought the Louisiana Territory from France; which doubled the size of the United States (known as the Louisiana Purchase)
    He publicly opposed slavery and drafted several proposals to outlaw slavery. In 1807, he signed a bill that abolished the slave trade.
  • 5. Interesting Facts
    • Thomas Jefferson was a talented musician. He would play the violin for hours every afternoon.
    • 6. Thomas Jefferson was the only two-term President who never vetoed a bill.
    • 7. Thomas Jefferson is the only president to have a unique tombstone that does not speak of his Presidency.
    • 8. Thomas Jefferson’s signature:
  • Thomas Jefferson's Tombstone
  • 9. University of Virginia
    Classes began in 1825. One of the most influential writers of all time, Edgar Allen Poe, attended this university in 1826.
  • 10. References
    Cowdrill, D. (2008, 10 11). The Greatest President: Thomas Jefferson. Retrieved 02 24, 2011, from BUCF: The Official BUCF Blog: http://bucf.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/the-greatest-president-thomas-jefferson/
    Encyclopedia, C. E. (2010). Thomas Jefferson (6th ed.). Columbus: EBSCO Host.
     
    Song “God Bless the USA”, song by Lee Greenwood

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