5 Things Everyone Should Know about Thomas Jefferson
  • He wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • He was the founder of the Democratic-Republican Party
  • He wrote the laws that eventually guaranteed freedom of religion in Virginia
  • He kept the U.S. out of war with Great Britain and France
  • He authorized the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Lewis & Clark

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  • He issued the Monroe Doctrine.
  • He presided over the "Era of Good Feelings."
  • He served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
  • He served as Secretary of State and Secretary of War at the same time.
  • He helped found the Democratic-Republican Party.


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