The official portrait of Thomas Jefferson
The official portrait of Thomas Jefferson
 
 
Monticello,Thomas jefferson's home
Monticello,Thomas jefferson's home
 
 
Writing the Declaration of Independence
Writing the Declaration of Independence
 
 
The land added from the Louisianna Purchase
The land added from the Louisianna Purchase
 
 
Black line shows the course of Lewis and Clark
Black line shows the course of Lewis and Clark
 
 
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
 
 
Mount Rushmore: Washington, Jefferson, <br>T. Roosevelt and Lincoln
Mount Rushmore: Washington, Jefferson,
T. Roosevelt and Lincoln
 
#03 Jefferson, Thomas
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Thomas Jefferson
Born April 13, 1743 (Albemarle County, Virginia)
Died July 4, 1826 (Albemarle County, Virginia)
President Number 3
Dates in Office March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809
Vice-President Aaron Burr (1801-1805), George Clinton (1805-1809)
Party Affiliation Democratic - Republican
First Lady none - Martha, Jefferson's wife, died before he became president
Occupation(s) writer, lawyer, politician, inventor
Major Accomplishment(s) minister to France, vice-president, governor of Virginia, bought the Louisanna Territory, started the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Thomas Jefferson was born to a wealthy family. His family owned a large plantation. They had many slaves. Growing up, Thomas was well educated. He graduated from college. He became a lawyer.

When Thomas was 14 years old, his father died. His father left him a large amount of land and some salves. After he became a lawyer, he returned to his land. There he built Monticello, his home and plantation.

Thomas married Martha in 1772. Together they had six children. Only two children lived to be adults. Martha died in 1782.

Thomas Jefferson is known for many things. He wrote the Declaration of Independence that started the Revolutionary War.

When Jefferson was president, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. That purchase doubled the size of the United States. He also sent Lewis and Clark to explore the northwest.

Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant man. He was a writer, an architect, and an inventor. One of his inventions was the swivel chair. Another was the lazy Susan. Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 83.

Today, his face is on the nickel and the two-dollar bill. Jefferson’s face is also carved on Mt. Rushmore.

Resource information

Thomas Jefferson Biography for Kids – America’s 3rd President «. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://mrnussbaum.com/presidents/thomas-jefferson/

Thomas Jefferson. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-jefferson-9353715

Thomas Jefferson. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/jefferson.htm

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