|Thomas Jefferson Biography|
Thomas Jefferson inherited his father's property at the time of his death in 1757 and built his home, Monticello. Thomas Jefferson received an excellent education at local schools, studying Latin, Greek, French, history, and science. At age 16, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, graduating with top honors after two years before going to law school. He was admitted to the bar at the age of 24 years.
Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton a in 1772, and the couple had five daughters and one son born to die. Martha died in 1782, and Jefferson never remarried, although recent DNA evidence proved that he was the father of at least some of the six children of his slave, Sally Hemings.
Thomas Jefferson served as a lawyer in the House of Burgesses Virginia, the colonial legislature, and later at the House of Virginia. He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson was very prolific in making many improvements judicial system and education in Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson was governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781. He also served as Secretary of State for George Washington and Vice President John Adams. Thomas Jefferson was elected president in 1800.
Before becoming president, Thomas Jefferson also became, among other
- Members of the House of Representatives State of Virginia (1776-79)
- Virginia Governor Patrick Henry's successor in 1779 and re-elected in 1780 but resigned in 1781 due to attack British troops in Virginia. In his tenure he wrote the statute of religious freedom (The Statute of Religious Freedom)
- American ambassador to France (1785-89)
- Secretary of State under President George Washington in 1789.
The American people remember Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial building in Washington DC which officially opened to the public on June 26, 1934.
Thomas Jefferson allegedly impregnated his slave, a black woman named Sally Hemmings. Based on DNA tests taken from descendants of Jefferson and Sally Hemmings is widely acknowledged that at least one, or even to six children Sally Hemmings was the son of Thomas Jefferson as well.
Events during presidency
March 4 Jefferson became the first president who was inaugurated in Washington DC
February 24 the Supreme Court in the case of Marbury vs. Madison, for the first time in the history of the state that a congressional act (laws issued by Congress) is not legally valid.
May 2 American purchased Louisiana from France (EUR 828 000 (square miles / square meter) with a price of $ 15 million dollars. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the (Far West - American West?), Exploration continued until 1806.
July 12 Alexander Hamilton died from injuries he sustained during a duel with Aaron Burr day before.
25 September Twelfth Amendment separation deciding ballot for president and vice president elections electoral (electoral college).
Decision by Essex (admiralty) The British destroyed the principle of broken voyage; England began to hold American ships carrying goods and the French and Spanish; confiscation of the goods and the arrest by British ships on behalf of the state increases.
1806 Burr Conspiracy; Gen. James Wilkinson will warn Jefferson Aaron Burr accused expedition will build a kingdom in the west of Spain.
February 19, 1807 Aaron Burr was arrested.
1 Septemer 1807 Aaron Burr was sentenced for the crime of treason.
December 14 Non-Importation Act (refusal of import laws) declared as the resistance to the British.
Navigate with the steamship Clermont-owned commercial purposes named Robert Fulton launched for the first time.
December 22 Embargo Act (embargo laws) prohibiting American ships to go into the territorial waters of other countries.
1808 officially banned slave imports.
December 7 terpiih James Madison was president.
1809 Non-Intercourse Act (issued as laws banning a relationship) applies to prohibit trade with Britain and France; officially withdrawn embargo laws.
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Do You Know Who You Are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.