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Thomas Jefferson Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 12 pages of information about the life of Thomas Jefferson.
This section contains 3,480 words
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Authors and Artists for Young Adults on Thomas Jefferson

The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson is revered as a statesman whose belief in natural rights, equality, individual liberties, and self-government found its fullest expression in the Declaration of Independence. As this document demonstrates, Jefferson was also a skilled writer noted for his simple yet elegant prose. Through the clear and persuasive articulation of the revolutionary political philosophy of an emerging nation, Jefferson profoundly influenced the direction of American politics, inspiring generations of Americans. Yet his stature as a writer has often been overshadowed by the variety of his accomplishments: in addition to his pivotal political role, he was an educator, architect, philosopher, scientist, linguist, and inventor.

Son of a Virginia Planter

Jefferson's youth was typical of a Virginia planter's son. He was born at Shadwell, in Goochland (now Albemarle) County, Virginia. His mother was a member of a prominent colonial family, the Randolphs, and...

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Purchase our Thomas Jefferson Biography
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