Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father Of America

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Thomas Jefferson is a well-known Founding Father of the United States. He has helped form the country we live in today, America. He was a huge part of the Louisiana Purchase by commissioning the Corps of Discovery Expedition. Thomas Jefferson is the third President of The United States for the years 1801-1809. Thomas helped write the First Amendment which was signed on September 17, 1787. Not only was he actively involved in politics, but he grew up on a farm which helped him invent a couple of things. Thomas Jefferson positively changed the world by having a strict interpretation of The Constitution, which we now use today to make choices and form our government.

Jane Randolph, Thomas Jefferson mother, was born on February 9th, 1721. That’s
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Her family claimed descent from the kings of Scotland and England. Jane happens to be related to one of the most important men of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Peyton Randolph. Peyton Randolph was a speaker for the Virginia House of Burgesses, as well as chairman of the Virginia Conventions. Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter Jefferson, was born on February 29th, 1708 in Chesterfield, Virginia. Peter came from a modest family. He was a land and slave owner. He made his money from farming and surveying land.

Jane and Thomas got married on October 3rd, 1739, at the ages of 31 and 18. Their marriage was held in Goochland County. They most likely had their wedding along side James River in Isham’s home, which was also called the
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During the American Revolution, he sent messages in codes to soldiers. He served in the Virginia State Burgess. He’s a Founding Father. He was sent to the second continental congress as a Representative of Virginia. He was part of a five-man committee. The committee was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence. His draft of The Declaration of Independence was accepted and later ratified on July 4th, 1776. Jefferson wrote a book called “A summer view of the rights of British America”. The book was an important role in shaping some opinions in the lead up of the War of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was also part of the Louisiana Purchase. Not only did Thomas Jefferson take part in all of these things, but he was also the 3rd President of the United

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