Historical Period: The 18th Century
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), a Virginian, was the author of the American Declaration of Independence (1776), an active participant in the Revolution, Governor of Virginia (1779), member of Congress, Minister to France, Secretary of State under President Washington, and president of the United States (1800). He was a polymath who wrote on and was knowledgeable about science, architecture, music, agriculture, law, education, geography, and music.
For additional information about Thomas Jefferson see the following:
See Quotes from Thomas Jefferson:
- Thomas Jefferson condemns the system of banking
- Thomas Jefferson on the opposition of the Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798
- Thomas Jefferson on having reduced the size of government
Titles from Thomas Jefferson:
- Author: BOLL 40: Thomas Jefferson, “The Declaration of Independence” (1776)
- Translator: A Commentary and Review of Montesquieu’s ’Spirit of Laws’
- Author: The Declaration of Independence: A Study on the History of Political Ideas
- Author: Extract from The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia (Illustrations and Topical index)
- Author: The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia
- Author: Outlines of American Political Economy, in a series of letters (1827)
- Translator: A Treatise on Political Economy (LF ed.)
- Author: The Works of Thomas Jefferson, 12 vols.