Thomas Jefferson was a great speaker and writer.
He was full of wisdom and loved to share it with people.
"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it"
Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe --- December 27, 1820
Thomas Jefferson was good at many different things. He was so talented. Thomas Jefferson was an Architect, Politician, Farmer, Reader/Writer, Family man, Inventor.
To us, one of Thomas Jeffesons most interesting achievements was being an inventor. He made lots of neat things. Most of his inventions were improvements upon something that already existed. However, not all of them were merely improvements.
Thomas Jefferson's inventions include:
The folding ladder
The portable writing desk
He built the frist dumbwaiter in the U. S.
A clock that also tells the date
(pen to patre copier machine)
Improved upon the plow
Closet Clothing Machine
Windows that doubled as doors
Rotating filing table
Lounging chair with desk attached
We also made our own inventions
so we could feel what it is
like to be an inventor.
Click below to see our inventions:
(Mini Field Trips)