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    “Reasons Why Thomas Jefferson Was Not a Good President” In this essay I will state reasons on how Thomas Jefferson wasn’t a great president to the United States. Jefferson was those type of persons that will be like a two faced person. He will act like he was a honorable person in public but in reality people did not know the dark secrets Thomas Jefferson had behind the person he was in front of people. A lot of his secrets were discovered after his death by his slaves that he owned and also he had

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    individual and having to keep your status high. Thomas Jefferson was the brilliant person who did that. He was a man with a lot of potential and responsibility. Thomas Jefferson is best known as one of the founding fathers of the United States. Jefferson considered his three greatest achievements to be writing the Declaration of Independence, writing the Statue of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and found the University of Georgia. Thomas Jefferson was a married man with five children. He was an

  • Thomas Jefferson

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    that I read is Thomas Jefferson by Norman K. Risjord. This book was published in 1994. The biography I read was Thomas Jefferson and it was very enlightening and informative. The story began in Shadwell, Virginia where Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and raised until he was approximately 18. Thomas Jefferson’s parents were well off, but his father died when Thomas was 14. When Jefferson was 17 years old, he got permission to attend the College of William and Mary. Thomas Jefferson did many things

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    Introduction Thomas Jefferson spent most of his career in public office and made his greatest contributions to his country in the field of politics. He loved liberty in every form, and he worked for freedom of speech, press, religion, and other civil liberties. Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States and best remembered as a great president and as the author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson's interests and talents covered an amazing range. He became one of the leading American

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    Thomas Jefferson He is best remembered as a great president and as the author of the Declaration of Independence. He also won lasting fame as a diplomat, a political thinker, and a founder of the Democratic Party. Jefferson's interests and talents covered an amazing range. He became one of the leading American architects of his time and designed the Virginia Capitol, the University of Virginia, and his own home, Monticello. He greatly appreciated art and music and tried to encourage their advancement

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    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia. He was born in a simple four-room house in Shadwell, Virginia, what is now Monticello. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a planter who was a bright, brave, and strong man. His mother was a very gentle lady. She was boring under one of the most distinguished families in the area. His family had prospered since the first Jefferson arrived in America from Whales in 1612. Soon after Jefferson’s birth, the French and British began

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    Thomas Jefferson and his piece “Notes on The State of Virginia.” I have chosen Thomas Jefferson because of the simple fact that he is one of America’s great forefathers and his writings are simply brilliant. Thomas Jefferson is an iconic figures seemingly that he composed The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson also opposed slavery and is considered very much a patriot. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia. Jefferson was born into one of the most prominent

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    Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson's ideals and beliefs were derived from a deep regard for life, liberty, and freedom. His concept of individual freedoms strongly disagreed with the notion of a "guided republic" which he believed concentrated a great deal unchecked power among a few people. This could have the potential of tyrannical government that might suppress personal freedoms of any kind especially those of religion, which Jefferson feels very strongly felt should be protected. After fighting

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    Thomas Jefferson “Thomas Jefferson still survives,” John Adams’ last words most definitely stand true, even today. Thomas Jefferson was a well-educated man with a wealthy and proper British-American upbringing. An excellent education was the beginning step to all the wonderful things Jefferson would do for our country. After college, he became a lawyer, and soon a member of the House of Burgesses. An intelligent writer and thinker, Jefferson, along with four others, was chosen to write the Declaration

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    observer describing Thomas Jefferson. For Thomas Jefferson was an intelligent man from the time he was a child. Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 on the Shadwell plantation in Virginia. Jefferson’s mother was Jane Jefferson, who was a descendant of royal English and Scottish family. His father on the other hand, Peter Jefferson, was a successful farmer on the Shadwell plantation. The Jefferson’s had a large family consisting of four girls and another boy besides Thomas. Jefferson spent most of his

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