Thomas Jefferson (Pivotal Presidents - Profiles in Leadership)

Thomas Jefferson (Pivotal Presidents - Profiles in Leadership)

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 1615309403

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7–9, 14, 42, 43–45, 47, 56–58 S separation of church and state, 7, 14, 27 slavery, 10, 30, 36–38, 67, 68, 70 states’ rights, 7, 14, 39, 42, 44 T Tripolitan War, 50–51 U United States colonies declare independence, 6, 18, 21–24 territorial gains and exploration, 52–55 V Virginia constitution, 7, 25–27 Virginia House of Burgesses, 6, 18 W Washington, George, 7, 9, 39, 43, 58

family estate because the law of primogeniture in Virginia granted the eldest son in a family the exclusive right to the father’s inheritance. Jane Jefferson died in 1776, but little else is known about her life between 1757 and 1776 because Thomas made little mention of her in his memoirs. Thomas Jefferson enrolled at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 1760. In his first two years he studied mathematics and science under William Small and history and law under George

population and organizational standards. He also sought to abolish slavery in any newly acquired U.S. territories and to free all slaves in the United States born after 1800. Both proposals, which may have changed the course of U.S. history, were defeated by a narrow margin in the Continental Congress. From left to right, John Adams, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton, and Jefferson, all delegates to the Continental Congress. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division YEARS IN

PARIS The Continental Congress sent Jefferson to Paris in 1784 to succeed Benjamin Franklin as U.S. ambassador to France. Jefferson joined John Adams in negotiating with European nations for open international trade markets. Jefferson and Adams also acquired a loan from the Netherlands that allowed the United States to consolidate its foreign debts. While in Paris, the two diplomats formed a personal friendship that would later transform into a bitter political rivalry. Jefferson also

president. George Clinton. MPI/Archive Photos/Getty Images In May 1807 Burr was arrested and sent to Richmond, Va., to stand trial for treason, where Jefferson would testify against him. Burr was accused of planning an invasion into parts of the Louisiana Territory and the Spanish territories farther west. His alleged plan was to form a secessionist movement to establish a new nation under his leadership. He was acquitted of these charges in September 1807, but thereafter he lost his

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