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  1. Thomas Jefferson “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  2. Early Life and Experience • Attended College of William and Mary • Virginia Representative in Congress • Wrote the Declaration of Independence All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  3. Early Life and Experience • Served as Governor of Virginia • Ambassador to France • Secretary of State for George Washington All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  4. Presidential Facts • 3rd President of the United States • Democratic-Republican party • Served two terms in office (1801-1809) • First President inaugurated in Washington, D.C. All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  5. The Louisiana Purchase (1803) • U.S. buys land from France • Total cost $15 million • Land from Mississippi River to Rockies • Lewis and Clark sent to explore All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  6. Jefferson and Trade • Tried to keep U.S. neutral • Enacted Embargo Act & Non-Intercourse Act • Acts hurt U.S. economy • Both acts repealed All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  7. Marbury vs. Madison • Jefferson refuses to appoint Adams’s judge • Court says he doesn’t have to • Court rules Congress violated Constitution • Supreme Court gets “Judicial Review” power All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  8. Other facts • Born in 1743 • Died on July 4, 1826 • Died exactly 50 years after Declaration • Died same day as John Adams All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  9. Other facts • Architect –built his home Monticello • Founded the University of Virginia • Renowned Inventor All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection

  10. Resources • http://memory.loc.gov • www.whitehouse.gov • www.monticello.org • www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/jeffpap.html All photos used by permission from the Library of Congress/American Memory Collection