Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1745 at Shadwell Plantation in Albemarle County • His parents were Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson
When Thomas Jefferson is fourteen years old his father, Peter Jefferson, dies.
SCHOOLING • One room schoolhouse at Tuckahoe Plantation • Rev. Douglas • Rev. Maury • College of William and Mary • Studied Law with George Wythe
POLITICAL OFFICES • House of Burgesses • Governor of Virginia • Minister of France • Secretary of State • Vice President • President
Shadwell burns to the ground
Begins building Monticello He will work on the house for forty years.
Marries Martha Wayles Skelton
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
Wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
Designed Monticello State Capital University of Virginia
Purchased Louisiana Territory Send Lewis and Clark To Explore
INTERESTS Agriculture Botony
Native Americans (Indians)
Music Played the Violin
Mechanical Devices Polygraph Machine
Epitaph HERE WAS BURIEDTHOMAS JEFFERSONAUTHOR OF THE DECLARATIONOFAMERICAN INDEPENDENCEOF THESTATUTE OF VIRGINIA FORRELIGIOUS FREEDOMAND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA