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Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence severed the political connections between the thirteen original American colonies and Great Britain. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to forge an official alliance with the government of France and obtain French assistance in the war against Great Britain.
Ambassador to France and Secretary of State under President George Washington
On September 29, 1789, President Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, then Minister to France, to be the first Secretary of State under the new Constitution. Author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was one of the leading statesmen of his day, the most famous American political philosopher, and had 5 years' experience as American Minister in Paris, the epicenter of Europe’s diplomacy. Jefferson returned to the United States and assumed his duties on March 22, 1790.