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Jan 01, 1970
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Jan 01, 1970

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at Shadwell in Albemarle county, Virginia. He had inherited a considerable landed estate from his father, and doubled it by a happy marriage on Jan. 1, 1772, to Martha Wayles Skelton. He was elected to the House of Burgesses when he was 25.

As a member of the Continental Congress in 1776, Jefferson was chosen together with John AdamsBenjamin FranklinRobert Livingstoneand Roger Sherman to draft the Declaration of Independence. He wrote the declaration himself and was amended by Adams and Franklin.

In 1784 Jefferson became, first, a commissioner to negotiate commercial treaties, and then, Benjamin Franklin's successor as minister to France. Toward the end of his mission he reported the unfolding revolution. Eventually he was repelled by the excesses of the French Revolution. He thoroughly disapproved France's imperialistic phase under Napoleon Bonaparte. Because of his absence in Europe, Jefferson had no direct part in the framing or ratification of the Constitution of the United States.

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I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man", said Thomas Jefferson in 1800, in a letter written to Dr. Benjamin Rush, and now inscribed for...
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