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Thomas Jefferson's Political Career

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When Virginia was preparing for the Revolutionary war, James became enlisted and was put in the position of a colonel in the Orange County Militia. He was eager to go, but because of his thin and small character, he decided that pursuing a political career would be much more fitting. He became the representative for the Orange county in 1776 for the Virginia Constitutional Convention to help with the organization of a new state government which was not under the rule of the British. Throughout his years of work in the Virginia Legislature, Madison met many popular political figures. One of these people was Thomas Jefferson himself. They became lifelong friends, even through Jefferson’s presidency. In 1780, Thomas decided to become a Delegate
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