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In the thick of party conflict in 1800 Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albermarle County Virginia inheriting from his father a planter and surveyor some 5000 acres of land and from his mother a Randolph high social standing He studied at the College of William and Mary then read law In 1772 he married Martha Wayles Skelton a widow and took her to live in his partly constructed mountaintop home Monticello Freckled and sandy-haired rather tall and awkward Jefferson was eloquent as a correspondent but he was no public speaker In the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress he contributed his pen rather than his voice to the patriot cause As the silent member of the Congress Jefferson at 33 drafted the Declaration of Independence In years following he labored to make its words a reality in Virginia Most notably he wrote a bill establishing religious freedom enacted in 1786 Jefferson succeeded Benjamin Franklin as minister to France in 1785 His sympathy for the French Revolution led him into conflict with Alexander Hamilton when Jefferson was Secretary of State in President Washingtons Cabinet He resigned in 1793 Sharp political conflict developed and two separate parties the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans began to form Jefferson gradually assumed leadership of the Republicans who sympathized with the revolutionary cause in France Attacking Federalist policies he opposed a strong centralized Government and championed the rights of states As a reluctant candidate for President in 1796 Jefferson came within three votes of election Through a flaw in the Constitution he became Vice President although an opponent of President Adams In 1800 the defect caused a more serious problem Republican electors attempting to name both a President and a Vice President from their own party cast a
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