Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

1743 – 1826

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.

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See the Liberty Matters online discussion on Understanding Jefferson: Slavery, Race, and the Declaration of Independence

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