Thomas Jefferson Biography

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia, and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France and later the first United States Secretary of State serving under President George Washington. In opposition to Alexander Hamilton's Federalism, Jefferson and his close friend, James Madison, organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and later resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, Jefferson opposed Adams, and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Thomas Jefferson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Inventor, Archaeologist, Farmer, Lawyer, Architect, Writer, Philosopher, Statesman, Teacher, Author
Ethnicity:
Scottish American
Religion:
Deism, Unitarianism
Date of Birth:
April 13, 1743
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
July 4, 1826
Age at Death:
83
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