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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 1, part 3: Thomas Jefferson   By: (1843-1914)

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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 1, part 3: Thomas Jefferson by James D. Richardson offers a comprehensive look into the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in American history and the political landscape of the early 19th century.

Richardson's writing is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow along as he explores Jefferson's presidency. The book includes a wealth of primary source material, including Jefferson's own writings and speeches, giving readers a firsthand look at the thoughts and actions of one of America's founding fathers.

Overall, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 1, part 3: Thomas Jefferson is a must-read for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. Richardson's thorough research and detailed analysis make this book a valuable addition to any history buff's collection.

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Thomas Jefferson

March 4, 1801, to March 4, 1809

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell, Albemarle County, Va., on April 2 (old style), 1743. He was the oldest son of Peter Jefferson, who died in 1757. After attending private schools, he entered William and Mary College in 1760. In 1767 began the practice of the law. In 1769 was chosen to represent his county in the Virginia house of burgesses, a station he continued to fill up to the period of the Revolution. He married Mrs. Martha Skelton in 1772, she being a daughter of John Wayles, an eminent lawyer of Virginia. On March 12, 1773, was chosen a member of the first committee of correspondence established by the Colonial legislature. Was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1775; was placed on the Committee of Five to prepare the Declaration of Independence, and at the request of that committee he drafted the Declaration, which, with slight amendments, was adopted July 4, 1776. Resigned his seat in Congress and occupied one in the Virginia legislature in October, 1776. Was elected governor of Virginia by the legislature on June 1, 1779, to succeed Patrick Henry. Retired to private life at the end of his term as governor, but was the same year elected again to the legislature... Continue reading book >>

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