What Are Thomas Jefferson's Accomplishments

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was a major part of our history. He was incredible, intelligent, and strong leader. He was born on April 13, 1743 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He married Martha Wayles Skelton and together they had six children . Jefferson did more for our then brand new country than most people thought. He is most famous for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He was also the governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, secretary of state, founder of University of Virginia, Congressman, Virginia delegate, first Secretary of State, and vice president . He had more accomplishments in his 83 years of life, than several people’s lifetimes combined. His most proud accomplishments were being the governor of Virginia, president, and founding the University of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson was the second governor of Virginia. He was elected on June 1, 1779. At the time of his election the Revolutionary War was still in full swing, so Jefferson kept in close contact with all government officials. There were constant threats that the British forces would invade Virginia, and they did not have enough
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He actually ran against John Adams, but lost. At that time, the person who received the second highest votes became Vice President. Jefferson ran for president again in 1800. He actually tied with Aaron Burr, so the House of Representatives voted and chose Jefferson. Due to that situation Congress established the Twelfth Amendment which states that there has to be separate voting for president and vice president. Jefferson did a lot in his presidential career, but one of the most historical was the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803. The purchase was $15 million dollars for more than 820,000 square miles, which stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains up to Canada

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