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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the third president and a founder of one of the original political parties, the Democratic-Republican Party. He wrote the Declaration of Independence and bought the Louisiana Territory. He was truly a great man.


Thomas Jefferson: Voice of Independence
Jefferson was many things. He was a hero to many and a villain to some. He was also the author of the Declaration of Independence and many other important documents and decisions in the history of the U.S. Find out more about the nation's third president.

White House Biography of Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson was the first president to begin and end his term(s) in the White House. Read his official biography here.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

Fun Facts about Thomas Jefferson
Learn fun and not-so-well-known facts about President Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson's Life as an Inventor
Jefferson was a tremendous inventor. His home, Monticello, is evidence of this. Find out about the many patents he held.

Thomas Jefferson on Slavery
Find out what the great man thought about slaves and slavery.

Thomas Jefferson Quotations
One of the best ways to understand a famous person is to read the very words that person spoke.

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