President Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson was the United States of America’s third president.

President Thomas Jefferson was born in Goochland County, Virginia on April 13, 1743 and grew up to become America’s third president.

He was a land surveyor, plantation owner, writer, inventor, lawyer, and architect before he became President of the United States at age 57.

Thomas Jefferson became president on March 4, 1801 and left the office on March 4, 1809. His place of primary affiliation was Virginia.

President Thomas Jefferson was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party and his Vice Presidents were Aaron Burr and George Clinton.

Thomas Jefferson's nicknames include Long Tom, Man of the People, The Pen of the Revolution, Apostle of the Constitution, and Sage of Monticello.

He is considered among the best presidents. Thomas Jefferson was a genius and maybe the greatest thinker of all presidents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. And he divided the U.S. into a grid that determined where the boundaries between the states should go. He also wrote books of natural history, political philosophy and was a strong advocate of religious tolerance. However, he was NOT a good public speaker. He did not speak at the State of the Union, he simply mailed in his speech for Congress to read. Through "The Louisiana Purchase", Thomas Jefferson doubled the U.S. land area by buying 2.14 million square kilometers from France.

President Jefferson is portrayed on U.S. coins. Other presidents portrayed on U.S. coins include President Franklin Roosevelt, President Lincoln, President Kennedy, President Washington and President Eisenhower.

President Jefferson is also portrayed on U.S. paper currency. Other presidents portrayed on U.S. paper currency include President Washington, President Jackson, President Grant, President McKinley, President Cleveland, President Madison, President Wilson, and President Lincoln.

President Thomas Jefferson was married to his third Cousin Martha Wayles.
President Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone and did not mention the little fact that he was President of the United States. Thomas Jefferson was 83 years old when he died on July 4, 1826.



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