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Thomas Jefferson Timeline


Short Biography of President Thomas Jefferson
Lifespan: 1743 - 1826
Born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826 in Monticello in Virginia
He died a few hours before John Adams
Third President of America - Political Party - Democratic-Republican - His term in office was from 1801 to 1809

Why was Thomas Jefferson famous?
Thomas Jefferson was famous as the third President of the United States of America and as the Author of the Declaration of Independence and for his negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase with France which doubled the size of the United States.

The next US President was James Madison.

1743

 

Born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia.

 

 

Educated at the William and Mary College and his career included the roles of Lawyer, Politician and Statesman

1769-74

 

Member of Virginia House of Burgesses

1775–83

 

The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, led by George Washingtonwas fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.

1775-76

 

Member of Continental Congress

1776

 

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence

1779-81

 

Governor of Virginia

1783-85

 

Member of Continental Congress

1785-89

 

Minister to France

1791

 

Bill of Rights ratified

1793

 

Fugitive Slave Act passed

1790-93

 

Secretary of State (under Washington)

1797-1801

 

Vice President under J. Adams

1801 to 1809

 

Served as US President

1801-1805

 

The Barbary Wars

1803

 

The purchase of Louisiana from France

1811

 

Battle of Tippecanoe

1812

 

The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1817 - 1818

 

The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.

1826

 

Thomas Jefferson died of natural causes, most likely dehydration resulting from dysentery, at the age of 84. His death occurred on July 4, 1826 in Monticello in Virginia and was buried at the family estate in Charlottesville.

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