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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.



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



Member of Virginia House of Burgesses



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.



Member of Continental Congress



Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence



Governor of Virginia



Member of Continental Congress



Minister to France



Bill of Rights ratified



Fugitive Slave Act passed



Secretary of State (under Washington)



Vice President under J. Adams

1801 to 1809


Served as US President



The Barbary Wars



The purchase of Louisiana from France



Battle of Tippecanoe



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.



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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