Facts Of Thomas Jefferson

Facts Of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

1. Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell, his father?s Virginia plantation, April 13, 1743. (Brown, David xii 12)
2. Thomas Jefferson attends The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1760. (Brown, David xiii 13)
3. Thomas Jefferson started to study law in Williamsburg for five years in 1762. (Watts, Franklin 26-30)
4. Thomas Jefferson began to build his home, Monticello, at the mountaintop with land that he inherited by his father. (Miller 21-22)
5. Thomas Jefferson was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1768. (Brown xiii 13)
6. Thomas Jefferson Martha Wayles Skelton in 1772. (Schmittroth, Linda and Rosteck, Kay 250)
7. Thomas Jefferson writes a summary view of The Rights of British America in 1774. (Watts 51) 2
8. Thomas Jefferson was a member of the Committee of Correspondence in Virginia in 1774. (www.HistoryChannel.com)
9. Thomas Jefferson was elected to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1775, which was adjourned in 1776. (Miller 1)
10. Thomas Jefferson writes The Declaration of Independence in 1776. (Brown 243)
11. Thomas Jefferson was appointed governor of Virginia in 1779. (Schmittroth & Rosteck 249)
12. Martha Jefferson dies in 1782 along with three of six children. (Watts 86)
13. Dolley Madison served as his first lady in the White

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