Bibliography about Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, was this nation's utmost victor of representative democracy and the rights of man. He was American's most expressive orator on the founding principles of American self-government. Also, he served his country for over five decades as public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner.

Three Greatest things that Thomas Jefferson contributed to the United States of America is his character as the author of the declaration of American Independence (The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America) of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and father of the University of Virginia. And, Declaration of Independence helped and affected the American Revolution which is an unified movement of colonial forces fighting against the imperial British

Thomas Jefferson's brilliance is everywhere perceptible in his desire for and his comprehension of the best-enlightened philosophy, history, science, political theory, agriculture and religion of his age.

Tragically, his idea was not substantively practical in the massive realities of American racial oppression and injustice. Jefferson's writings display deep reservations as well as moral anguish concerning Negro slavery.

Jefferson was born at Shadwell in what is now Albemarle County and had foundation to be grown up as President of United State. His father Peter Jefferson was a successful planter and surveyor and his mother Jane Randolph a member of one of Virginia's most distinguished families. Having inherited landed estate from his father. Jefferson began building Monticello when he was twenty-six years old. Having attended the College of William and Mary, Jefferson practiced law and served in local government as a magistrate, county lieutenant, and member of the House of Burgesses in his early professional life.

Jefferson was elected to the Second Continental Congress and was appointed on June 11, 1776, to head a committee...