Brief Summary Of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, which was a slave plantation in Central Virginia. During Thomas’s school years, he studied Latin, Greek, and French; and in 1760, he went to the College of William and Mary. He learned how to play the violin and was a very skilled horseman by the age of thirteen. When his father, Peter Jefferson died, he left almost thirty slaves and about three thousand acres of land to Thomas in his will. On New Year’s Day, Martha Wayles Skelton, who was a widow, and Thomas got married. They had six children together and was married for ten years full of happiness. Only two of his girls lived to become an adult. Jefferson believed in a Creator and he sought to organize his thoughts on religion. He wrote The Jefferson Bible, which he edited the gospels and removed the miracles of Jesus, leaving only what he deemed the correct moral philosophy of Jesus. Thomas Jefferson was chosen in 1775 to write the Declaration of Independence, which states that “all men are created equal.” The Declaration was inspired directly by Enlightenment thoughts. He also wrote The Virginia Statute for…show more content…
By being sent to France, his belief in “freedom for all” was made stronger. As soon as Jefferson returned, he was elected into the vice president position. From 1801 to 1809, he became the president. During his presidency, the United States paid $15 million, for the French’s Louisiana Territory. Thomas Jefferson was the one who launched the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jefferson participated in the founding of the Library of Congress and he had also founded the University of Virginia. One of the most important works of American political literature during the Founding era was Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia. With that being said, it engaged and revised key aspects of both of the Bible and the enlightenment science(Dustin Gish and Daniel Klinghard,
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