Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which declared the 13 colonies free from England and the rule of the King. He had thousands of books and loved reading almost anything even if it was written in Latin. Jefferson sold 10,000 of his own books to the US Library of Congress. He helped create the human Bill of Rights to add to the Constitution of the United States. He loved to gaze and examine stars, planets, and comets. Thomas Jefferson kept a log book about with facts and drawings of all the different plants and animals that existed in the state of Virginia.
Jefferson was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and was President for 8 years, or two terms. He was governor of Virginia two times. His biggest political move was buying the Louisiana Territory called “THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE,” this more than doubled the size of the United States. When Jefferson was younger he lived and studied with a lawyer, George Wythe, in order to become one.
Jefferson designed his own house which he named Monticello, which means little mountain in Italian. Jefferson lead and helped the construction process of Monticello. Jefferson ran a plantation at his home which grew many different types of crops. On his farm he had many other people working for him. Jefferson had both slaves and white hired workers. Jefferson did not believe that having slaves was really the right thing to do, however, he wouldn’t let them free because he was afraid they would not survive alone in the world. Jefferson married Martha Shelton Jefferson in 1772 and they moved to Monticello, which had was only one room, at that time. Thomas and Martha had 6 children, 1 boy and 5 girls, but only 2 girls, Mary and Martha, lived to be adults His father died when he was only 14 years old. Thomas was the oldest child in his family.

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