Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA. He was the third President of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
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One of the most remarkable figures in the U. S. A., Thomas Jefferson was the second vice-president and the third president
of the U. S. A. He was also one of the most influent of "the founding parents" of the United States of America. A philosopher of the politics, he was the promoter of the classical Liberalism, Republicanism and the separation of the Church from the state. In 1779, Thomas Jefferson wrote "The Statut of Virginia for Religions Fr
eedom". That work was the basis of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the U. S. A. and it was also a part of the first ten amendments of the Bill of Rights in 1791.
Thomas Jefferson was the founder and a leader of the Democrat-Republican Party. That had dominated the political scene in the U. S. A. for about a century. He was the second Governor of Virginia between 1779-1781. Among his politics skills, Thomas Jefferson was also very talented in writing, statistics, law, architecture etc, being the founder of the University in Virginia.
He was the President of the U. S. A. between March 4, 1801 and March 3, 1809. He passed away on July 4, 1826 in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1962, J. F. Kennedy referred to Thomas Jefferson saying: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent of human knowledge
, which has ever been gathered at the White House".
- Religion: No affiliation (possibly Unitarian or Deist in belief).
- His spouse was Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson.
- He was 189 cm in height.
- He had strawberry blond hair and hazel-flecked, grey eyes.
- He was a poor public speaker who mumbled through his most important addresses.
- He practiced law and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
- He served as minister to France.
- "A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."
- "A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. "
- "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
- "Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."
- "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. "
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