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The Contributions of Thomas Jefferson
A discussion on the influence of Thomas Jefferson on American politics and history.
# 152875 | 1,141 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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The paper discusses Jefferson's influential contribution to American history that is his drafting of the Declaration of Independence and his role in the Bill of Rights. The paper relates that Jefferson was instrumental in the development of an established Republican party, and eventually, the country elected Jefferson as president in 1800. The paper asserts that it was his passion for a government that respected individual liberty that moved him to create the Declaration of Independence. The paper concludes that without his contributions and influence, America would be a different country today.

From the Paper:

"Thomas Jefferson lived a colorful, exciting, and meaningful life. Every American, whether they realize it or not, is touched by what this man accomplished in his life. Every American realizing the importance of freedom, understands how important it was for Jefferson to write down what he believed would be the best formula for operating this country. Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Albemarle County, Virginia. His parents, Peter and Jane Jefferson, were one of the most prominent families in the colony. Jefferson was one of ten children. When Jefferson was nine, he studied Latin and Greek and when he was 16, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg He studied there for three years and developed relationships with including the governor, a mathematics professor, and legal scholar. Jefferson graduated in 1762 when he was 19 and went on to study law for the next five years. The Virginia bar admitted him in 1767 and two years later, he entered politics by winning an election to Virginia's House of Burgesses. From there, his involvement in politics goes unmatched and remarkably important as one of the fathers of America."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Badertscher, Eric. Thomas Jefferson. EBSCO Resource Database.
  • Bailey, Thomas. The American Pageant. Lexington: D. C. Heath and Company. 1994.
  • Davidson, James, et al. Nation of Nations. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. 2002.
  • Norton, Mary, et al. A People and a Nation. Vol. I Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1990.

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