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.
Quotes from this figure
."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."
Drafting Committee for Declaration of Independence
Friday, June 7th 1776 at 8am
Virginia, United States
Opponent of the figure and WHY
- 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.