Thomas Jefferson

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Noun1.Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United StatesThomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
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The "hobby of kings" was subsequently adopted by some of the greatest personalities in history, including French King Louis XIV and the early American President Thomas Jefferson.
A few can even trace their Welsh roots back to legendary or infamous characters, such as the trapper and explorer Daniel Boone, the outlaws Frank and Jesse James, or to President Thomas Jefferson or the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis.
Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation is a children's picturebook about how President Thomas Jefferson expanded the young nation of America.
In 1802, just 13 years after ratification of the Constitution, Congress authorized President Thomas Jefferson to send ''armed vessels'' against pirates conducting ''predatory warfare against the United States.
Deep and thorough research on the subject matter will give the reader a feeling that they are actually with the 50-plus men and one woman, Sacagawea, as they braved the elements and some hostile tribes of Native Americans as they set forth into the uncharted wilderness that was purchased by President Thomas Jefferson for the United States.
In 1810, with the promise of help from President Thomas Jefferson, Astor focused his entrepreneurial spirit on a foray into the Pacific Northwest by launching two expeditions he hoped would open global trade routes and by founding Astoria, Oregon, the first settlement west of the Rockies.
Finally, President Thomas Jefferson stood back and surveyed the results.
President Thomas Jefferson had a large personal library, which he gave to the US government and which became the basis for the Library of Congress, which is the national library of the United States despite its name.
Included in this exhibition is a 7-foot-long gold Miquelet-lock musket given to President Thomas Jefferson in 1805 by the Bey of Tunisia after the Tripolitan Wars.
Nash (history, UCLA), and Hodges examine the complex evolution of decisions made on slavery and freedom following the American Revolution from the perspective of the intertwined lives of three very different individuals: author of the Declaration of Independence and the country's third president Thomas Jefferson, Polish nobleman and prominent figure in the Revolution Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and freeborn black Continental Army soldier and Kosciuszko orderly Agrippa Hull.
More than 200 years ago US President Thomas Jefferson said "banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies".
That contest pitted Federalist incumbent John Adams against Republican Vice President Thomas Jefferson in a horserace that ended in an electoral vote tie between Jefferson and his Republican running mate, Aaron Burr.