Who was Thomas Jefferson?
Concise Biography, History & Facts About Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Lifespan - 1743 - 1826
Place of Birth - April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia
Term as President - 1801-1809
Political Party - Democratic-Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Aaron Burr (1801-5), George Clinton (1805-9)
Religion - Deist
Military Experience - in the military but who saw no action. Was in office during the Tripolitan War, 1800-1805, against the Barbary pirates
Name of Wife - Thomas Jefferson was married to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson in 1772
Thomas Jefferson Education - William and Mary College - he could read Greek, Latin, French and English
Career - Law, Politician, Statesman
Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769-74
Member of Continental Congress, 1775-76
Governor of Virginia, 1779-81
Member of Continental Congress, 1783-85
Minister to France, 1785-89
Secretary of State, 1790-93 (under Washington)
Vice President, 1797-1801 (under J. Adams)
Thomas Jefferson Place of Death - July 4, 1826 in Monticello in Virginia
Next President: President James Madison
Major events surrounding President Thomas Jefferson
Barbary Wars (1801-5) - Louisiana Purchase made (1803). He drafted the Declaration of Independence
Facts and History of President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was an extremely well educated man and had a variety of interests ranging from education and science to architecture and music. He was at the forefront of the revolutionary movement in Virginia. As delegate to the Continental Congress, he drafted the Declaration of Independence.
President Coin or President Dollar Bill
Presidential Money. The United States has placed likenesses of the Presidents on many types of coins and currency. Thomas Jefferson has appeared on the five cent piece or the nickel since 1938. In 1785 he was appointed minister to France where seed for the French Revolution were being sown. He saw the purchase of Louisiana from France in 1803.
The President and the Constitution of the USA (17th September,1787)
Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.
Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)
President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
Main Presidential Duties
Presidential judicial powers
Presidential powers in foreign affairs
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