Jefferson Paper: Declaration of Independence
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In June 1776, the Continental Congress appoints Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson spent a month trying to create a document that expressed all of their concerns.
Ben Franklin and John Adams helped Jefferson edit the first draft of the Declaration.
On July 4, 1776, after finishing the final draft of the Declaration, the members of the Continental Congress signed it.
In 1784, Thomas Jefferson became the American Ambassador to France.
In 1800, Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States.
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