Thomas Jefferson - (1743 - 1826)

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Thomas Jefferson Biography


Thomas Jefferson was born on the second day of April, O. S. 1743, ( April 13, 1743) at a place called Shadwell, in the county of Albermarle, and state of Virginia, a short distance from Monticello. His family were among the earliest emigrants from England. They sustained an honorable standing in the territory in which they resided, and lived in circumstances of considerable affluence. His father, Peter Jefferson, was much known in the province, as a gentleman of considerable scientific attainments, and more than ordinary firmness and integrity. It was probably in consequence of these qualifications, that he was selected as one of the commissioners appointed to the delicate and responsible task of determining the division line between Virginia and North Carolina. On the decease of the father, the son inherited from him an extensive and valuable estate.

Of the early incidents in the life of Thomas Jefferson, but little is known. He was entered, while yet a youth, a student in the
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Thomas Jefferson Genealogy

Parents:
Peter Jefferson (1707 - 1757)
Jane Randolph Jefferson (1720 - 1776)

Spouse:
Martha Wayles Jefferson (1748 - 1782)

Children:
Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772 - 1836)
Jane Randolph Jefferson (1774 - 1775)
Son Jefferson (1777 - 1777)
Mary Jefferson Eppes (1778 - 1804)
Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (1780 - 1781)
Thomas C Woodson (1784 - 1876)
Madison Hemings (1805 - 1877)
Eston Hemings Jefferson (1808 - 1856)

Siblings:
Mary Jefferson Bolling (1741 - 1817)
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Martha Jefferson Carr (1746 - 1811)
Lucy Jefferson Lewis (1752 - 1811)
Lucy Jefferson Lewis (1752 - 1784)

Thomas Jefferson Tivia

Thomas Jefferson was considered the primary author of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson was the Third President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1826
Thomas Jefferson was fluent in seven languages including Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian and German
Thomas Jefferson sold his book collection to Congress to be used as the beginning of the Library of Congress
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Events in the life of Thomas Jefferson

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1743 04/13   Birth of Thomas Jefferson
1826 07/04   Death of Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography


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Documents from our document library


Biography for Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Biography for Thomas Jefferson
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A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom 1779/06/18
Well aware that the opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds; that1 Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making
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Letter to William Stephens Smith 1787/11/13
Letter written by Thomas Jefferson on November 13, 1787 to William Stephens Smith, contains the famous line, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence

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American Revolution and War for Independence

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Democracy or Republic?

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The History of Government and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

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Thomas Jefferson - thoughts on Judiciary

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A Short Interview With Ben Franklin

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Our Founding Fathers Were Everyday Leaders

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Quotes by Thomas Jefferson

Quote 1041 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1041 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1041 The second office [vice presidency] of this government is honorable & easy, the first [presidency] is but a splendid misery.


Quote 1048 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1048 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1048 In truth, the abuses of monarchy had so much filled all the space of political contemplation, that we imagined everything republican which was not monarchy. We had not yet penetrated to the mother principle, that "governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it." Hence, ore first constitutions had really no leading principles in them. But experience and reflection have but more and more confirmed me in the particular importance of the equal representation then proposed.


Quote 1047 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1047 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1047 But every difference of opinion is not a difference in principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans - we are federalists.


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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

Thomas Jefferson: Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802) 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826) - This has been reported as spurious because deflation was not used until the 1920s.
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Quote 1046 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1046 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1046 One half of our brethren who fight and pay taxes, are excluded, like Helots, from the rights of representation, as if society were instituted for the soil, and not for the men inhabiting it; or one half of these could dispose of the rights and the will of the other half, without their consent.


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