How Did Jefferson Contribute To The American Revolution

806 Words4 Pages
Thomas Jefferson was quite an interesting fellow. You may already know some general facts about him. He is one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Along with dealing with politics and the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson was also famous for his inventions. But there may be some details that you never knew about Thomas Jefferson. Let me tell you about Jefferson’s personal life, his political involvement in the American Revolution, his rather interesting beliefs, and his inventions.
Thomas Jefferson was born at the Shadwell plantation in Goochland County in Virginia on April 13, 1743. He came from a wealthy, successful planter family. Due to his family’s wealth, he was able to go to school and have an education. He began his studies at age 9 and ended at age 16. Afterwards, he attended the College of William and Mary, where he studied under William Small and George Wythe. He was influenced by the Enlightenment through his professor, William Small. George Wythe has also taught other important historical figures and he also was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Under George Wythe, Jefferson became one of the nation’s best lawyers. According to Miller Center, University of Virginia, “Jefferson felt that examining legal issues enabled
…show more content…
He helped us in the American Revolution by expertly writing the Declaration of Independence, perfectly articulating how the Patriots felt about their need for separation. His system of beliefs was another contribution to society, which still influences many people today. Lastly, Jefferson’s inventions were also very important contributions to society, some which greatly affect how we live our lives today. I shall leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Thomas Jefferson. “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define
Open Document