How Did Thomas Jefferson Contribute To The Declaration Of Independence

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Throughout the years there has been many individuals whom have helped shape The United States of America into the independent country it is today. It’s hard to believe that this country was at one point governed by a distant British king, and that before Americans claimed equal rights, they were subject to British tyranny. Americans were in desperate need of a leader who would step up for his people and declare independence, Americans were in desperate need of Thomas Jefferson. ‘ Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at his family home in Shadwell, not far from Charlottesville. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a planter while his mother, Jane Randolph, was a stay at home mom. Upon Jefferson’s sixteenth birthday, he enrolled into the College of William and Mary Williamsburg, where he studied mathematics, philosophy, metaphysics and most importantly law. Jefferson studied law from 1768 to 1773, and following his studies, was admitted to the bar of the General Court of Virginia. As a lawyer, Jefferson was closely involved with a number of freedom suites, which consisted of slaves seeking their freedom, and often took cases without charging his clients a penny. One of Jefferson’s earliest well known quote, “everyone comes into the world the world with a right to his own person…show more content…
He then, with the consults of other committee members, proposed the draft of the Virginia Constitution and other sources. A final draft was submitted to congress on June 28, 1776 under the name of, “A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America. After voting in favor of the Declaration, Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence and had the delegates sign the document. The Declaration would later be considered one of Jefferson’s major achievements, and his actions had been considered an enduring statement of human
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