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…

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  • Right to Trial by Combat | Bad Idea

    …, when faced with real estate closings, traffic tickets, divorce and yes criminal defense, attorneys typically hire other attorneys. There are numerous reasons why a lawyer would hire another lawyer to handle his/her case. Initially, lawyers recognize when their legal issue is outside the scope of their own expertise. However, the main reason that most…

    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…

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  • From Bankruptcy to the White House

    … Grant’s problems arose from a business partner engaging in illegal business practices. These practices caused both the business and the former President to become bankrupt. William McKinley reached the point where he could no longer pay his creditors but was able to straighten things out once he received help from friends. Thomas Jefferson repeatedly…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 43 readers -
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