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Thomas jefferson


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Thomas jefferson

  2. 2. ACCOMPLISHMENTS OFTHOMAS JEFFERSON 2nd Vice President of the US 3rd President of the US Represented Virginia in the Continental Congress Most know for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence
  3. 3. BACKGROUND OFTHOMAS JEFFERSON Born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia Died on July 4, 1826 Inherited Monticello from his father at the age of 21 Went to the College of William & Mary at the age of 16. Here, he was introduced to the writings of John Locke and Isaac Newton Was a lawyer in colonial Virginia
  4. 4. THOMAS JEFFERSONSIMPORTANCE Almost single-handedly composed the Declaration of Independence Served as wartime Governor of Virginia 3rd President of the United States of America Assisted in organizing the Democratic-Republic party Sent the Lewis and Clark to explore the west Leader in the Enlightenment
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