Thomas Jefferson Declaration Of Independence

Thomas Jefferson was an American founding father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.Jefferson was elected the second Vice President of the United States, serving under John Adams, and was elected the third President of the United States in 1800. Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, which motivated American colonist to form a new nation. He produced formative documents and decisions at state, and national level.As a public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.

Jefferson graduated from the College of William and Mary, and was known as the Father of The University of Virginia. During the American Revolution, he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration. He became the United States Minister to France, and subsequently the first Secretary of State.
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Jefferson also organized the Louisiana Purchase, almost doubling territory. In 1807 he signed the Act prohibiting importation of slaves.

In 1821, at the age of 77 Jefferson wrote an autobiography about his life. He focused on the struggles , and achievements, he experienced until July 29,1790.Thomas Jefferson voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era.

Thomas Jefferson pasted away on July 4, 1826. He died at the age of 83, and was buried at Monticello, Virginia. He died in debt and unable to pass estate to his

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