Thomas Jefferson: The Greatest Character In The American Revolution

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Thomas Jefferson “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” The author of these clever words and many other critical innovations to American history is the great Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia on his father’s prosperous Virginia plantation. Ever since his early years, Jefferson demonstrated his ambition for studying classical languages, mathematics, and literature. Thanks to his parent’s success, Thomas was able to receive an outstanding education at the College of Williams and Mary in Virginia. After three years at Will and Mary, Jefferson found interest in laws. Under the supervision of Wythe, one of the most supreme lawyers of the time, Thomas acquired great success as a lawyer and was then able to take his political career more seriously. Today, Thomas Jefferson is considered one of the greatest characters in the American Revolution. The beginning of Jefferson’s political career coincided …show more content…

On June 1766, the congress appointed a five-man committee (Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston) to draft the Declaration of Independence. As a member of the congress, Jefferson was chosen to inscribe the first draft of the declaration. Over the next 17 days, Thomas Jefferson wrote the most powerful testaments on liberty and equality in America. It justified the right for Americans to be self-governed and for all men to be equal, regardless of their age and economical status. After leaving congress in1776, Jefferson goes on another series of expeditions. In 1777, Jefferson wrote the Virginia Statute for Freedom, which established his opinion on the importance of freedom of religion and how the church should be separated from the government. Afterwards, he becomes the second governor of Virginia, which was another chief accomplishment of his

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