The Greatest Founding Father - Thomas Jefferson

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The American Revolution, perhaps the most momentous war-related milestone in American history, would not have been possible without the strenuous efforts of the courageous men we call Patriots or otherwise known as the Founding Fathers of America, who gave their all in the fight for freedom against the British. Many names of great men come to mind when we think “founding fathers,” such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, or Samuel Adams. Yet there is still one great patriot and founding father who seems to stand out above the rest, and that man is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson is widely known as being the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase that bought more than 20% of the U.S. However, what most people seem to overlook is his vast knowledge of mathematics and science, and his strong position and belief in Republicanism.

Jefferson was known as a leader in developing Republicanism in the United States. His republican views were greatly influenced by John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the Country Party of 18th century British opposition w...
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