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Thomas Jefferson- he was a great man Not only was he one of our founding fathers he was also the third president of the US and the chairman of the Declaration of Independence committee Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell in Albemarle County Va on the thirteenth of April in 1743 His father Peter Jefferson was a wealthy land owner but not really high up He married Jane Randolph Jefferson who was from one of the first families in Virginia Thomas Jefferson had a house named Monticello which was built on his fathers landin which he put a great deal of time In 1772 he brought Martha Unyles Skelton his wife there He had only two children who lived through infancy but he had six altogether When his wife died after ten years of marriage he went to Paris to get away from it all Some say that in Paris he fell in love with another women and thats why he always supported the French even through the bloody revolution Jefferson was elected President in a very close match with Aaron Burr When the votes were counted each had seventy-three votes so it had to be decided by the House of Representatives Jefferson was obviously declared the winner He was not a very outspoken man like his predecessors had been In fact he dressed rather casual never wore a wig and disliked public speaking which is probably why he didnt address congress in person He loved Paris and all facets about it He enjoyed fine cuisine and wine Jefferson did not believe in slavery but did not free his slaves as had Washington In his inaugural address he said they were all Republicans all Federalists in their devotion to the union in an attempt to bury the differences between his opponents and him Jefferson in his inaugural address promised1 equal and exact justice
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