April 13th marks the 274th birthday celebration of the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
A Brief Biography
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13th, 1743 in Shadwell, in the Colony of Virginia. At the age of 16, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he studies math, metaphysics, and philosophy. While working as a clerk in a law office, he studied law. He ran for office and became the 3rd U.S. President in 1801.
Check out these 10 Facts About Thomas Jefferson.
5 of Thomas Jefferson’s Greatest Accomplishments
- Wrote the Declaration of Independence
- Drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
- Served as the 3rd President of the United States
- Served as the United States Secretary of State
- Made the Louisiana Purchase
Contemporaries & Historical Events
Books & Online Articles
Movies and Documentaries
Thomas Jefferson: A Film By Ken Burns – We caught this on PBS a while back, well-done documentary.
Books and Online Articles
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has a huge library of resources, including pictures, online exhibits, articles and teacher resources.
Learn all about the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.
You can also access an online database of Jefferson’s speeches on the Miller center website.
Read a kid-friendly biography on the Ducksters Education Website.
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