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Thomas Jefferson was a political philosopher and the third President of the United States. Read this brief biography to know more about him.
Also Listed In: Political Leaders
Famous as: Political Philosopher & the third President of America
Born on: 13 April 1743 13th April Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Born in: Shadwell
Died on: 04 July 1826
place of death: Charlottesville
father: Peter Jefferson
mother: Jane Randolph
Spouse: Martha Wayles Skelton
children: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mary Jefferson Eppes, Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson, Jane Jefferson
education: College of William and Mary
Founder/Co-Founder: University of Virginia
Works & Achievements: Founder of the Republicanism in America, Father of the Virginia University, the main author of the Declaration of Independence
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.
THOMAS JEFFERSON TIMELINE
Thomas Jefferson was born on 13 April 1743.
His family moved to Tuckahoe.
Jefferson’s education began in 1752.
Thomas Jefferson’s father died in 1757.
Jefferson taught at the school of the erudite minister James Maury till 1760.
He enrolled at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in 1760.
He graduated from the college in 1762.
He began practicing law in Virginia Bar in 1767.
Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton in 1772.
Jefferson was appointed as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
Jefferson produced a bill on ‘General Diffusion of Knowledge’.
Jefferson became the governor of Virginia in 1779.
George Wythe was appointed as the first professor of law at the college of Williams and Mary.
The capital of state was transferred from Williamsburg to Richmond.
Jefferson became a member of Benjamin Franklin’s American Philosophical Society.
Martha Wayles Skelton died on 6 September 1782.
Jefferson was elected as minister to France and served till 1789.
He became the President of American Philosophical Society and served till1815.
Jefferson became the first Secretary of State in 1790.
War was declared France and Britain in 1793.
He failed in his run for vice presidency in 1796.
Jefferson became the vice-President of the U.S.
Federalist passed a new Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798.
Thomas Jefferson ran for the presidency in 1800.
He became the President of the United States on 17 February 1801.
He published A Manual of Parliamentary Practice.
The Library of Congress was burnt down by British in 1814.
The University of Virginia was founded.
The University of Virginia opened.
Thomas Jefferson died on 4 July 1826.
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