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Thomas Jefferson

All About Thomas Jefferson

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Image of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Wilson Peale, 1791.

Thomas Jefferson, 1791

Credit: Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson served first as Vice President under John Adams even though they were of different parties and disagreed over many issues. When Jefferson won the presidency in 1800, the orderly transfer of power was proved that America could survive as a representative democracy. Thomas Jefferson was president for two terms. He has become a popular source of study today and is considered one of America's most influential presidents.

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  • Thomas Jefferson Biography - This biographical sketch takes a look at Jefferson's life. You will learn about his childhood, his early career, his presidency, and his later life.

  • Jefferson Quotes - Jefferson's words speak volumes even today. Learn more about the man through these quotes.

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase - Want to know the truth about Jefferson's decision to go against his anti-federalist beliefs to purchase the Louisiana territory from France? This article examines this historic purchase.

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