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Title: Thomas Jefferson A Man of Many Talents


1
Thomas JeffersonA Man of Many Talents
  • Patsy Lackey
  • Spartanburg District Seven

2
Jeffersons Early Years
  • Born in Shadwell, VA , 1743
  • Studied law at William and Mary College
  • Married Martha Wayles Skelton
  • Had six daughters
  • Built Monticello near Charlottesville, VA
  • Drafted Declaration of Independence, 1776

3
Jeffersons Later Years
  • Served as Governor of Virginia 1779-81
  • Served as 3rd President of United States, 1801-09
  • Concluded Louisiana Purchase, 1803
  • Contributed private library to Congress, 1815
  • Founded the University of Virginia, 1817
  • Died at Monticello, 1826

4
Jefferson, Lover of Books
  • During War of 1812, Capitol building burned
  • 3,000 volumes in Library of Congress destroyed
  • Jefferson sold private collection to Congress
  • 1886, present Library of Congress built
  • 1980, building renamed the Thomas Jefferson
    Building.
  • Famous Jefferson quote I cannot live without
    books.

5
Thomas Jefferson, Architect
  • Influence of Roman/European architecture
  • Monticello (little mountain), national
    treasure in Charlottesville
  • Family retreat, Poplar Forest - unique octagonal
    design
  • University of Virginia - Rotunda library and
    columned pavilions.

6
Jefferson, Inventor
  • Turning machine (closet)
  • Macaroni machine
  • Revolving book stand
  • Moldboard plow
  • Spherical sundial
  • Wheel cipher

7
Declaration of Independence
  • The most famous thing he ever wrote
  • Rough Draft heavily edited
  • Best known words We hold these truths
  • Why 13 colonies wanted independence
  • About ideals of our country
  • Other committee members

8
Louisiana Purchase
  • James Monroe sent to France
  • Napoleon sold Louisiana Territory for 15 million
  • Largest real estate deal in history
  • Purchase doubled size of United States
  • Land purchased includes states of

Arkansas Minnesota North Dakota Iowa Missouri
Oklahoma Kansas Montana South
Dakota Louisiana Nebraska Wyoming
9
Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Goals
  • Map rivers
  • Make friends with natives
  • Open West to trade
  • Look for Northwest Passage
  • Water route from coast to coast

Lewis and Clark
10
I wish most to be remembered
  • Sketched design of tombstone
  • Wrote his own epitaph
  • Only three accomplishments on tombstone
  • -author of Declaration of Independence
  • -author of Statute of Virginia
  • -Father of University of Virginia
  • Died July 4, 1826 at Monticello

11
U.S. Nickel Says Goodbye Monticello
  • Nickel gets new looks
  • Monticello removed from tails side
  • Spring 2004 commemorates Louisiana Purchase
  • Fall 2004 commemorates Lewis and Clark
    Expedition
  • Thomas Jefferson stays on heads side

12
Monumental Legacy to
  • A political leader who helped shape
  • American democracy.
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 1743-1826

13
Credits
  • All photos from
  • Library of Congress
  • Americas Library
  • National Archives
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