Thomas Jefferson

The father of Virginia

Biography and Beliefs on government

Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was born on April 13, 1743, at the Shadwell plantation located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.Thomas grew up with 10 siblings his dad Peter Jefferson was a great framer who produced the first accurate map of the Province of Virginia but thomas dad died at the age of 9 .Thomas pastime was playing in the woods the (violin)and reading,when he was in school he had to study Latin, and Greek at the age of 14 years old. 1767-1774 pratices lawer and won many cases, Jefferson fell in love with Martha Wayles Skelton and had six kids and he died on July 4 1826 Charlottesville .Beliefs. He favored states rights over a strong central government. He supported the idea that states could nullify federal laws (nullification).

2. He was a strict constructionist - he favored a literal interpretation of the Constitution.

3. He wanted a smaller government with very little intervention in daily life.

4. He opposed tariffs.

5. He saw the country as a "nation of farmers." A simple land with simple, peaceful needs.

Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography

Quotes from this figure

On Mr.Jefferson stone it says "american Independence , Statute of Virginia , and Religions freedom and father of University of Virginia" "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom".

."In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

.I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

.I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

The books that Thomas Jefferson publish

Thomas Jefferson wrote up to 96 books the best seller was this book and.......

." Thomas Jefferson the art of power"

By: Jon Meacham

.The wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

By:Thomas Jefferson

.Notes on the state of Virginia

By:Thomas Jefferson 1785

Too Late To Apologize A Declaration With Lyrics

Fun Facts

.Thomas Jefferson is on the 2$ bill.

.He is on a coin that equals a dollar.

He hated banks and believed that they were dangerous than armies.

. Thomas Jefferson can't live without a book.

Drafting Committee for Declaration of Independence

Friday, June 7th 1776 at 8am

Virginia, United States


Delegate from Virginia, introduces three resolutions calling for independence from Britain. Jefferson, along with John Adams,Benjamin Franklin, and two others, is assigned to the committee charged with drafting what will become the Declaration of Independence.

Opponent of the figure and WHY

Jefferson was a confusing guy he had a issue with SLAVES .But he had a love life with with a slave and moved her to Paris. Successful in outlawing the international slave trade to Virginia, he was disappointed by the failure of his early efforts to end or restrict slavery, and came to believe that a practicable solution to the problem could not be found in his lifetime.

Publisher is..........

Ashanti Mcmullen



  • Assemble the Founders' views on slavery into a single set of search results in which many of the original documents do not use the word at all.
  • Collect all the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson along with their contemporaries' views on each man to create a richer portrait on their fraught relationship and lasting friendship.
  • Trace the Founders' letters and diaries and debates leading up to the Constitutional Convention, their thoughts during the meetings in Philadelphia, the ratification of the Constitution by the states, and how the Washington administration, first Congress, and first Supreme Court implemented the grand experiment.
  • Find insights into their private lives: the devotion expressed in the letters between John and Abigail Adams; Madison’s views on slavery; Hamilton’s feud that led to the fatal duel with Burr; the stuffed moose sent to Jefferson in Paris; Ben Franklin’s turkey; and yes, Washington’s decades-long problems with his teeth.