JEFFERSON

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his chapter deals with American history from 1800-1840. It comprises what are referred to as the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian ages. Because of continuing strife in Europe, the administrations of Jefferson and his successor James Madison were still dominated by foreign affairs. The War of 1812, however, coincided with the final years of the Napoleonic wars; Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815 came just six months after the War of 1812 was concluded. From then until the 1840s domestic issues predominated.
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Thomas Jefferson was an American lawyer and Founding Father, and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected the second Vice President of the United States and the third President

Education:William and Mary College (Lawyer)

Work:Admitted to Virginia bar, 1767; Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769; Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775-76; Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-79; Elected Governor of Virginia, 1779, 1780; Dispatched to England to treat for peace with Gr. Britain, 1782; Associate Envoy to France, 1784; Minister to the French Court, 1785; Secretary of State, 1789; Established Democratic-Republican party, 1793; Vice President of the United States, 1796; President, 1801; Established University of Virginia, 1810.

Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography

Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743 in Goochand County (later Albemarle County), Virginia. He had six sisters and one brother. Jefferson went to boarding school from ages 9 to 14. At William and Mary College, in Virginia, he studied literature, Greek, Latin, French, Spanish and Italian. He became a lawyer in 1767.

Before Thomas Jefferson was President he wrote The Declaration of Independence in 1776 and was Governor of Virginia, Ambassador to France and later Vice President under John Adams. He believed that people's rights came before government's rights. Jefferson said, "the best government is the least government." He was the youngest delegate to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. When he went to France he helped the French win the Revolutionary war.

Jefferson is best known for his role in writing the Declaration of Independence, his foreign service, his two terms as president, and his omnipresent face on the modern nickel.

Jefferson the agriculturalist. He believed in the United States as an agrarian society, in part, because it would make the nation independent from other nations. Jefferson practiced what he taught: He was one of the first American farmers to employ crop rotation and redesigned the plow to make it more efficient.