Thomas Jefferson Life Without Book Summary

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* On April 14th 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born in Albemarle County Virginia. [TheWhiteHouse]
*Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of independence [Bober 114]
* On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of independence was signed by all of the colonies except New York. On July 9 New York agreed to adopt the Declaration of Independence. [Bober 114]
*Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States on February 17, 1801. [America’s Library]
*Jefferson was critical of his writings. He often edited and revised his writings multiple times before sending them. [Holochak 5]
* Jefferson was a bibliophile, “I cannot live life without books” claimed Thomas Jefferson. [Holochak 5]
* Jefferson had a unique philosophy on the art of reading. “Nothing is so useful that it can e of any service in the mere passing. A multitude of books only gets in one’s way. So it is, if you are unable to read all the books in your possession. You have enough when you have all of the books you are able to read. If you say “but I feel like opening different books at different times” my answer will be this: “tasting one dish after another is a sign of a fussy stomach. Where the foods are dissimilar and diverse in range, they lead to contamination to the system, not nutrition.” Said Jefferson. [Holochak 7,8] …show more content…

*Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory in 1803 from France for 15 million dollars. [History.com

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