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Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence


Thomas Jefferson was the author of The Declaration of Independence, and according to Bellis, Jefferson was also a jurist, a diplomat, a writer, an inventor, a philosopher, an architect, a gardener, a negotiator of Louisiana Purchase, but he only requested three of his many accomplishments to be noted on his tomb. (2005). Thomas Jefferson was a very smart politician and he knew what to say to whom in order to enhance their support. This essay will be an analytical paper discussing Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence. It will also clarify the basic ideas contained in The Declaration of Independence; the influence of the Declaration upon American War of Independence, and the reasons the Declaration was considered a “Fundamental document.”
Biography:

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at Shadwell, Virginia. His mother was Jane Randolph Jefferson; his father was a landowner name Peter Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson attended College (1760-62) of William and Mary. In 1769 he began six years of service as a representative in the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1770 he begun building Monticello on the land he inherited from his father. It took years to build it, but according to an Internet article Brief…Jefferson, when he married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772 part of the Monticello mansion was ready to be lived in. Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson produced six children, but only two survived t...


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...T ATATES; THAT THEY ARE ABSOLVED from all Allegiance to the British Crown…” (Jefferson, 416). I find that the idea of men being created equal is the major focus of this document, and therefore separated England from America during Jefferson’s time, which was late 18th century.




Works Cited

Bellis, Mary. “Thomas Jefferson-His life as an Inventor.” About.com. 2005. 04 May 2005. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljefferson.htm.

Jefferson, Thomas. “The Declaration of Independence.” The American Tradition in Literature: 10th ed. Vol. I. (414-416). 04 July 1776. 2002. McGrawhill.

Malone. “Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson. (1743-1826). 1993. 04 May 2005. http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/biography.html.

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