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Thomas Jefferson

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“No man will ever carry out of the presidency the reputation which carried him into it.”This is a quote from the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. A President has one of the most important jobs in the nation. He has to enforce laws, command the army, appoint federal judges, and lead the country, just to name a few things. He has to make sure that he listens to the people and their responses to his leadership. Along with being a listener, he should be responsible, honest, and courageous. The President should understand and be aware of how people perceive them. These are just some qualities that make a President effective. Thomas Jefferson had some of these qualities, and was a very effective and influential President
Thomas Jefferson was a great leader during his presidency, but even before then his leadership skills were at use. Prior to his presidency he was in the Continental Congress, twice, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the governor of Virginia, Minister to France, and Vice President to John Adams. All of these leadership positions helped him develop the skills to govern the United States of America. As a member of the Continental Congress, he drafted the Declaration of Independence. He had experience from being the Governor of Virginia with managing people fairly and effectively.
Responsibility is a quality most people agree a president or leader of any kind should possess. A responsible leader should be able to do things like make important decisions that are best for the country. For example, Jefferson decided to stay out of the Napoleonic wars between France and England because he thought it would be best for the country. This was effective because he could stay in contact with both...

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... awareness of the people, Jefferson possessed. During 1801 to 1809 he proved that he was an effective leader for the states.

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Bailey, Logevall, Chudacoff, Blight, Katzman, Sheriff, and Norton. A People & A Nation Eighth Edition. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
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