Early Life<br />Started education under tutor.<br />Left home at age 9 to live with Scottish Clergymen.<br />Went to college at William and Mary at 16.<br />
Writings and Accomplishments<br />Declaration of Independence<br />Virginia house of burgess<br />Elected to committee that was to write the Declaration of Independence.<br />Committee elected him to write the Declaration.<br />
Place in the Enlightenment<br />Used his own intelligence and education to write the Declaration of Independence. <br />Wrote Declaration of Independence which gave us freedom to choose democracy.<br />
Most Interesting Fact<br />Was elected by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston to write the Declaration of Independence.<br />Entered college at the age of 16.<br />
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