Interesting Facts

about Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which declared the 13 colonies free from England and the rule of the King.

See a copy of The Declaration of Independence by clicking here!
Signing of the Declaration of Independence

He had thousands of books and loved reading almost anything even if it was written in Latin.

Jefferson sold 10,000 of his own books to the US Library of Congress.

Jefferson Library

He helped create the human Bill of Rights to add to the Constitution of the United States.

He loved to gaze and examine stars, planets, and comets.

Thomas Jefferson kept a log book about with facts and drawings of all the different plants and animals that existed in the state of Virginia.

He designed and began the University of Virginia.

University Virginia
Visit this site at the University of Virginia to learn more about Jefferson's design and construction of the University!

Jefferson was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and was President for 8 years, or two terms. (4 years each)

Thomas Jefferson

He was governor or Virginia TWO times.

His biggest political move was buying the Louisiana Territory called “THE LOUSIANA PURCHASE,” this more than doubled the size of the United States.
Learn more about the Louisiana Purchase by clicking Here !

Jefferson designed his own house which he named
which means little mountain in Italian.


Jefferson lead and helped the construction process of Monticello.

Jefferson ran a plantation at his home which grew many different types of crops.

On his farm he had many other people working for him. Jefferson had both slaves and white hired workers.

Jefferson did not believe that having slaves was really the right thing to do, however, he wouldn’t let them free because he was afraid they would not survive alone in the world.

To see another picture of Jefferson's house (on this site) click here!

To see other pictures of Monticello on another website click here!

Jefferson married Martha Skelton Jefferson in 1772 and they moved to Monticello, which had was only one room, at that time.

Thomas and Martha had 6 children, 1 boy and 5 girls, but only 2 girls, Mary and Martha, lived to be adults

His father died when he was only 14 years old.

Thomas was the oldest child in his family.

Thomas Jefferson loved music. He loved to play it and listen to it.

He also enjoyed drawing.

Thomas Jefferson started school in his home when he was five—learned reading, writing, math, and Latin.

He went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia when he was 17 years old.

When Jefferson was younger he lived and studied with a lawyer, George Wythe, in order to become one.



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