Thomas Jefferson

By: Alfred Hale

The Epic Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is an Important American in American history. He helped draft the declaration of independence that allowed America to be free from England, and he wrote the Virginia Statue for religious freedom that established the freedom of religion and the separation of the church and state. He was also the 3rd president of the U.S.A.
"We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, self-preservation in the other."~Thomas Jefferson

Other Fun Facts

He was Governor of Virginia from June 1, 1779, to June 1, 1781. George Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson as his Secretary of State in November 1789. At Home, Jefferson liked to farm, managing his finances, and made improvements to the estate. In 1797, John Adams (a good friend to Thomas Jefferson) was elected president and Thomas Jefferson was Vice President. Jefferson was opposed to the idea of slavery, but he had slaves of his own.