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Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13 1743 in Albemarle County Virginia Jefferson was known as the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States Jefferson was also a diplomat an architect a musician a scientist and an inventor Jefferson was an advocate for the public school system Education was very important to him Jefferson founded the University of Virginia at Charlottesville He designed it planned it and hired the professors he also came up with the first study courses Jefferson lived 83 years and was very young spirited He was always learning something new and was never afraid to try and try againThomas Jefferson did many things very well and there was only one person that came close to matching him that person was Benjamin Franklin They were both very fascinating people Jeffersons father was Colonel Peter Jefferson he was a well-known explorer and owned large amounts of land therefore Thomas had the best of everythingHis mother was from a well-known family in Virginia her name was Jane Randolph and she was wealthy alsoThomas Jefferson was educated privately in his early days and went on to study Latin Greek Italian and Spanish His favorite subjects were math and science Thomas studied law for five years under a well-known law teacher by the name of George WytheAt the age of 24 he was admitted to the bar in the year 1767 He practiced law until the American Revolution closed all the courts He earned most of his income by all the farms he owned He married Martha Wayles Skelton in the year 1772 that increased his land ownership immensely They had six children one son and five daughters Only two children lived to adults Martha and MaryThomas Jefferson designed and built a house on a mountain which he called his Monticello home Jefferson loved his home and was very proud of it He left his home when his wife
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