Thomas Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." -Thomas Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson Quotes) Prior to Thomas Jefferson holding leadership positions in the United States government, there was a lack of great leadership skills, and a need for independence in the 13 American colonies. He helped write the Declaration of Independence and was also the third president of the United States, as well as the founder of the University of Virginia, a farmer, scientist, architect, inventor, historian, philosopher, plantation owner and patron of education and the arts.

Thomas Jefferson was born April of 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. He was born into a very …show more content…

The Congress assigned a committee of five people, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston, to draft the Declaration of Independence. The committee chose Thomas Jefferson to write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. They chose him because John Adams said writing was Thomas Jefferson's "happy talent for composition and singular felicity of expression." -John Adams ( While Thomas Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence, he encountered powerful testaments to liberty and equality in world history. He wrote an amazing declaration in a very short 17 …show more content…

In 1800, Thomas Jefferson was selected as the third President of the United States. In his first term he was very successful and lowered the United State's debt from $80 million to $57 million in his first two years as president. Although Thomas Jefferson did many great things in his presidency, his biggest accomplishment was the Louisiana Purchase. He got land going from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains from France for a great price of $15 million. He doubled the size of the United States in just one purchase. He explored this land and was very satisfied with it. He go re-elected for president and served his second term, which wasn't as eventful as his first. He encountered more challenges with the British and French, but soon thereafter ended his

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