Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy, embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.
Posts about Thomas Jefferson

    … another way of saying we are taxing you for your own good. “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson made his famous statement of a peoples’ inalienable right to “life, liberty…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Right to Trial by Combat | Bad Idea

    … include: Kansas Bar Disbars Attorney for Inexplicable Incompetence – This attorney represented himself in the disbarment proceedings appearing before the Kansas Supreme Court dressed as Thomas Jefferson; Florida Lawyer Disbarred for Utter Disregard to the Administration of Justice – This attorney chose to represent himself in disciplinary…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 44 readers -
  • Declare Your Independence from Debt

    … Almost 239 years ago, our country declared its independence from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence setting forth the reasons for our separation from the British Empire. If you remember from your high school history class (or your own reading of the Declaration), you will recall that the American colonists…

    Ed Woods/ Bond and Botes- 21 readers -
  • From Bankruptcy to the White House

    … Recently, Donald Trump announced that he was running for President. While his chances of getting elected are slim, it did make me wonder if a former President had also sought bankruptcy protection. As you may know, Mr. Trump has had four businesses seek debt relief under Chapter 11. I found out that several former Presidents have not just sought…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 43 readers -
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