AMS 107 jefferson review

AMS 107 jefferson review - As a political leader Jefferson...

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Charlie Domnisch AMS 107 Jefferson Review Thomas Jefferson was a revolutionary leader, political leader, president, but most importantly the framer of the Declaration of Independence. As a revolutionary leader, Jefferson was a member of the House of Burgesses and a founding member of the Virginia Committee of Correspondence. As a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, he wrote the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence stated that all men have certain rights that cannot be taken from them. These unalienable rights, were the basis for the colonies to declare independence. Jefferson believed that the British were taking these rights away from colonists. The Declaration of Independence was basically a long list of things the colonists did not like about the way the British were ruling them.
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Unformatted text preview: As a political leader, Jefferson replaced Franklin as minister to France. Jefferson believed in state’s rights and was against ratifying the Constitution. When the Constitution was ratified, Jefferson believed that it should be interpreted strictly. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He thought state and local governments should be able to administer their own laws with no interference from the federal government. Jefferson’s most famous achievement came when he pushed through the Louisiana Purchase. This doubled the amount of land that the United States now controlled. After his presidency was over, Jefferson returned to his home in Virginia. In 1818, he founded the University of Virginia. Jefferson died on July 4 th , 1826....
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