Thomas Jefferson Founding Father

Thomas Jefferson played a huge role in the Independence of the American colonies from Britain. Jefferson was the representative of Virginia during the Continental Congress. The Continental Congress was a group of representatives from each colony that would meet up and discuss the issues they had with the British.

Continental Congress

He was also the main author of the Declaration of Independence, a document stating Americas freedom and the outline of their values and plans for the structure of the nation.

Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson was also the third president of the newly freed America. During his time in office, America purchased the Louisiana Territory. He also sent Louis and Clark on their journey to map and record the nations new territory.

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http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/thomas-jefferson

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