Thomas Jefferson And The Declaration Of Independence Essay

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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 military forces to fight. So, Jefferson wrote William Preston who was a colonel in the Virginia militia to try to get an increase in military support. In response the General Assembly informed Jefferson about the British invading South Carolina, so Jefferson sent his troops to help defend South Carolina. Luckily, Virginia was not attacked during…

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