Thomas Jefferson

Effect on Manifest Destiny

Childhood & Birth/Death Info

  • Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13,1743 and died on July 4, 1826
  • He played the violin and taught himself French and Italian
  • He rode on a horse for 50 miles with his father's slave when he was 3 years old.

Interesting Facts

  • Thomas Jefferson had a wife named Martha Jefferson
  • He wrote a book called "Notes on the State of Virginia"
  • He had three siblings
  • He founded the University of Virginia

Important Life Events

  • Thomas Jefferson was the third U.S. president
  • He began appreciating the law in 1762
  • He retired in 1809


  • He made free public education possible for every child
  • He wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • He bought the Louisiana Purchase for $15 million in 1803

Contributions to Change

  • Thomas Jefferson doubled the U.S. population by buying the Louisiana Purchase
  • He launched the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804


  • Thomas Jefferson excelled in classical languages
  • He attended the college of William & Mary
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