Time and Place

Thomas Jefferson

John Trumbull (1756-1843) Oil on Panel 1788
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

Here is a brief timeline of Thomas Jefferson's Life!

1743             Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13 in Shadwell, Virginia.

1757             At age 14 his father dies leaving him in charge of his family.

1767             Jefferson begand building his new home, which he named Monticello.


1769-1775   He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

1770           Jefferson moved into his new home at Monticello because his house in Shadwel burnt down.

1772            Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1st.

1776            He wrote the Declaration of Independence.

Mini Declaration (If you would like to see the a picture of the real Declaration of Independence
and a picture of a draft----click  HERE  )

1779-1781    Jefferson became the governor of Virginia.

1782             Martha Jefferson, his wife, died.

1783             Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress.

1785-1789    Thomas Jefferson was the U.S. minister to France


1790-1801    He was the 2nd Vice President of the United States when John Adams was President.

1801-1809    Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States.

1802-1803    Jefferson makes the Louisiana Purchase and doubles the size of the United States.

Map of North America

Learn more about the Louisiana Purchase by checking out this page!

1825             The University of Virginia Opens, which was designed and started by Thomas Jefferson.

1826             Thomas Jefferson dies on July 4th in his home at Monticello.  

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Jefferson Timeline

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