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  2. Thomas Jefferson | Biography, Political Career, & Facts

    Thomas Jefferson, (born April 2 [April 13, New Style], 1743, Shadwell, Virginia [U.S.]—died July 4, 1826, Monticello, Virginia, U.S.), draftsman of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and the nation’s first secretary of state (1789–94) and second vice president (1797–1801) and, as the third president (1801–09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.

  3. Thomas Jefferson - Facts, Presidency & Children - HISTORY

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in America’s early development. During the American Revolutionary War...

  4. Thomas Jefferson | The White House

    As the “silent member” of the Congress, Jefferson, at 33, drafted the Declaration of Independence. In years following he labored to make its words a reality in Virginia. Most notably, he wrote a...

  5. Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia

    Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 [a] – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was previously the nation's second vice president under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington.

  6. Thomas Jefferson, a Brief Biography | Monticello

    Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson (Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Lawyer. Father. Scientist. Writer. Revolutionary. Governor. Vice-president. President. Philosopher. Architect. Slave Owner. Many words describe Thomas Jefferson.

  7. Thomas Jefferson - Quotes, Slaves & Presidency - Biography

    Thomas Jefferson was the primary draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the nation's first secretary of state and the second vice president (under John Adams ). As the third president...

  8. Thomas Jefferson - Presidency | Britannica

    Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. There was a good deal of nervous speculation whether the new American nation could survive a Jefferson presidency. The entire thrust of Jefferson’s political position throughout the 1790s had been defiantly negative, rejecting as excessive the powers vested in the national government by the Federalists.

  9. 5 Surprising Facts About Thomas Jefferson | Monticello

    5 Surprising Facts About Thomas Jefferson. by Monticello - October 17, 2017. Thomas Jefferson was a man of many faces. Other than his obvious influence on American politics, he was intrigued by diverse cultures in the New World and embraced them in every way he was able. Jefferson accomplished a lot in his lifetime—his presidential tenure didn’t even make it into the three achievements inscribed on his gravestone Here are a few facts you never knew about one of the most interesting men ...

  10. Campus Life & Current Students Resources - Thomas Jefferson...

    Campus Life. The Jefferson - Center City Campus is located in Center City Philadelphia, we provide students with more than just great academics. Outside of class, students can join in on one of the many activities offered by the University, sample the local cuisine, explore the historical district where our country started or relax in one of ...

  11. Thomas Jefferson · George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Thomas Jefferson began constructing his home at Monticello in 1768, overlooking his plantation. His home and grounds, in addition to a museum and visitor center, are open year-round. Learn More Martha Washingtonoften recalled the two saddest days of her life. The first was December 14, 1799 when her husband died.