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Thomas Jefferson
Updated: 12/31/2017
Thomas Jefferson
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  • April 13, 1743
  • Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743. He had 6 sisters and one brother. He was a very independent person.
  • Waa! Waa!
  • What's wrong?
  • In 1768 Jefferson ordered to have a mountaintop cleared so he could build his mansion there and named it Monticello. 4 years later he married Martha Wayles Skelton and had 4 daughters and 2 sons.
  • 25 years later
  • Yes, sir
  • I want this mountaintop cleared as soon as possible
  • June 11, 1776
  • Thomas Jefferson was the writer of the Declaration of Independence. He wrote it on June 11, 1776 and the Continental Congress approved it on July 4, 1776.
  • I am so lonely while writing the Declaration of Independence
  • July 4, 1826
  • Exactly 50 years after Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson took his last breath in Monticello. His last words were "No, doctor, nothing more".
  • I don't think he will make it.
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