What Are Thomas Jefferson's Major Accomplishments

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Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, April 13th, 1743. He died July 4th, 1826 in Monticello near Charlottesville. During this time Thomas Jefferson was voted U.S Vice President, U.S. Governor, Government Official, Diplomat and of course U.S. President. He attended College of William and Mary. Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States. During his time of presidency one of his greatest achievements was the Louisiana purchase, but he faced a few problems with it. Thomas Jefferson was one of the earliest and most intense supporters of the cause of American independence from Great Britain. In 1768, he was elected into the house of burgesses, led by Patrick Henry and George Washington. Jefferson’s first major political work was “"A Summary View of the Rights of British America, “which established his reputation as one of the most articulate advocates of the American cause. However, the Congress's most significant work fell to Jefferson himself. In 1776 a five-man committee was made to draft the declaration of independence. This included Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston. Jefferson was …show more content…

One of his first executive acts was to send a naval squadron down to the Mediterranean to enforce peace on the piratical Barbary states. It was called the Tripolitan War, which was a success and we made a treaty with Tripoli in 1805. When the Treaty of San Ildefonso was secretly made in October 1800, Jefferson soon learned that Spain had gained great province of Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase happened in 1803, the United States purchased 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic. The Louisiana territory stretched from the Mississippi river to the Gulf of Mexico in the south and the Canadian border in the north. This was known as one of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest achievements

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