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Thomas Jefferson

By Vishaal
  • Birth of a Patriot

    Birth of a Patriot
    On April 14, 1743 a baby with a purpose was born. This baby was known as Thomas Jefferson. This influential baby would be a man who sparked many during America's toughest times.
  • Elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses

    Elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses
    When Thomas Jefferson was 25, he was elected to be a part of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The Virginia house of Burgesses was the first attempt to spread democracy in the colonies.
  • Marriage

    Thomas Jefferson married Martha Skelton. Though they had a total of 6 children, unfotunately only 2 lived a good life.
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    American Revolution

    Although Thomas Jefferson did not go on the battlefield and fight, he did encourage many to join the army with the Declaration of Independence. He also had to make important decisions during the first continental Congress about the war.
  • secratary of state

    secratary of state
    Under the presidency of Goerge Washington, Thomas Jefferson was announced Secratary of State. Hamilton (another secratary) and Jefferson did not get a long well.
  • Ellected to Congress

    Ellected to Congress
    Thomas Jefferson was elected to congress by the people of Virginia. His plan of currency did pass. He had to resign, since he had a new job (minister to France).
  • Minister to France

    Minister to France
    Thomas Jefferson was appointed to being the minister to France. He had a role in the French revolution.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The constitutional convention was held when Jefferson was in France. The convention was held to fix problems of the American government.
  • Thomas Jefferson becomes 2nd vice president

    Thomas Jefferson becomes 2nd vice president
    Thomas Jefferson became the Vice president under the president John Adams.
  • President

    Thomas Jefferson becomes the 3rd president of U.S. It was a major accomplishment for him, since he lead this nation well.
  • Tripoli War begins

    Tripoli War begins
    Many barbaric pirates tried to ship slaves. Thomas Jefferson did not want the trading of slaves any more, so war was waged with the pirates. This war also made other countries how powerful America was.
  • Luisianna Purchase

    Luisianna Purchase
    Thomas Jefferson extended the Amercan dream of Manifest Destiny. $15,000,000 was exchanged for France's vast area of land. America's dream was a step closer to the final step.
  • Beginning of Lewis and Clark's expedition

    Beginning of  Lewis and Clark's expedition
    After buying the unknown terrain from France, Thomas Jefferson wanted to see what was in the wilderness. He sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to investigate.
  • Napoleon becomes emperor

    Napoleon becomes emperor
    Napoleon declares himself the ruler of France. He makes a lot of nagotiations with Thomas Jefferson, like the Louisianna Purchase.
  • End of the Tripoli war

    End of the Tripoli war
    After 4 years of fighting, Thomas Jefferson and America won the First Barbary War.
  • Slavery was abolished.

    Slavery was abolished.
    Slave trade in the US was abolished. However international slave trade was abolished in every state except South Carolina in 1808.
  • Thomas Jefferson's books were bought by Congress

    Thomas Jefferson's books were bought by Congress
    After many devastating blows from the British, the Congress had many broken and worn books. Thomas Jefferson sold his 6,487 books to Congress.
  • The University of Virginia was founded

    The University of Virginia was founded
    Thomas Jefferson founded this University in hopes that his home state would get a good chance of successions. "We wish to establish in the upper country of Virginia, and more centrally for the State, a University on a plan so broad and liberal and modern, as to be worth patronizing with the public support, and be a temptation to the youth of other States to come and drink of the cup of knowledge and fraternize with us." Thomas Jefferson Quote
  • Death of Thomas Jefferson

    Death of Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson died on the auspicious day that America got its independence. He suffered from pneumonia and diarrhea.
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    Civil War

    picture of the Civil QWarPIcture of the Civil WarAlthough Thomas Jefferson died before the Civil war happened, he did have impacts on the war. He abolished slavery (did his best). That would have caused tensions in the southern states automatically. They sould have gone on with slaves. If they had listened to Thomas Jefferson, then maybe the war wouldn't have been so brutal. (slavery was only one of the 5 causes of the war, so the war still would have happened.)