Thomas Jefferson

About Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States. He served as Secretary under George Washington in 1790. Soon after that in in 1780 he became the president. Jefferson has served our country for five years as public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner. During his presidency he supported the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (monticello.org).

"I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every from of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson's Vision

Thomas Jefferson had a vision of a republican society which encompasses governmental, cultural, educational, and societal institutions and activities. These systems were to be reformed and molded into an ideal republican society as a model for America and Europe. Another part of his vision was to expand America. We can tell he did this because he supported the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (loc.gov)

Thomas Jefferson's Impact

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help a man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson (brainyquote). This quote shows that Jefferson never gave up on his dream and vision of America and still hopes today that we can all fulfill it with success.