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English III Honors 11/05/12 Thomas Jefferson; from nothing to America “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” (Jefferson) Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of America. He was put on earth at the right time. When America needed a man of many talents and of wise words, Jefferson was there. Jefferson helped shape America into what...

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"Was Thomas Jefferson a contemptible hypocrite?" Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third American president was not, in any way a hypocrite, and he certainly wasn't a contemptible one. His achievements through his life, his views on slavery, his role as a leader and his personality, are proof that Thomas Jefferson's actions did not contradict his honest word. His obliging temper and his interests in others deserved respect and appreciation. Many people cannot...

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President Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809 Thomas Jefferson came into presidency with the intentions of limiting the size and power of the central government. His success and failures in accomplishing this goal were many. Thomas Jefferson was America's third president in reign from 1801 – 1809, once tying in the presidential race with Aaron Burr, where the decision was made by the House of Representatives to choose Jefferson whom they thought was less dangerous than Burr. As president he was...

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Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. He was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence; the nation's first secretary of state; second vice president; and, he was also the third president who was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson died in bed on July 4, 1826. Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was born on April 13, 1743, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson...

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Thomas Torres Professer Underwood RWS 101 October 28th 2013 The Ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau through the lens of Thomas Jefferson. In Jean-Jacques Rousseau's “the Origin of Civil Society, Rousseau presents Ideas that, in his society, were considered very radical. He points out that a Society was in a natural state and that when we were that we were born free, and when we subject ourselves to a king, he must hold up certain rights and protect them, and in return they give him power, what...

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Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American founding father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Jefferson was the first...

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Thomas Jefferson The third president of the United States was Thomas Jefferson. He had been the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. In an age of great men Jefferson was remarkable for his wide-ranging curiosity on many subjects. He helped the United States get started, and his plans for the future helped it grow. Many of the good things Americans enjoy today have come from Jefferson's devotion to human rights. Jefferson is often called the...

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Thomas Jefferson, the third of eight children, was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. His father was Peter Jefferson, who was a Welsh descent, was a planter and surveyor for sometime, and his mother was Jane Randolph. Peter and Jane married in 1739. In 1745, his family moved to Tuckahoe and lived there for seven years before they returned to their home after his father was appointed to the colonelcy of the county. Peter Jefferson died in 1757 and the Jefferson estate was divided between...

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 Thomas Jefferson: The Third Level of Greatness Thomas Jefferson is regarded as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. He was truly a founding father when the United States was arguably at a vulnerable state. Jefferson was a political intellectual, he held many different positions all shaping him to become the renowned president he was. His authorization of the Deceleration of Independence and his several places in government leading up and including his presidency...

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Thomas Jefferson and His Effect on America Thomas Jefferson possessed one of the greatest leading minds of colonial America. Literate in political theory, scientific farming, natural history, and architecture, Thomas Jefferson personified the optimistic spirit of Enlightenment thinking. Thomas Jefferson proved to be one of the major forces in the founding and developing of America. When Jefferson became the third President of the United States, he immediately made an impact on the lives of average...

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