Thomas jefferson served as the third president of the united states from 1801 to 1809 among other things, he was the principal author of the declaration of independence , facilitated the louisiana purchase which nearly doubled the size of america, abolished the slave trade and founded the university of virginia. New thomas jefferson biography captures complex president in his place and time architect of american liberty is perhaps the finest one-volume biography of an american president boles, a. Applied arts to see how american building design fits into the general classification of the arts, see: definition of art biography thomas jefferson, third us president, governor of virgina and author of the declaration of independence, was one of the best american architects of the late-18th and early-19th century. Thomas jefferson was america's third president in reign from 1801 - 1809, once tying in the presidential race with aaron burr, where the decision was made by the house of representatives to choose jefferson whom they thought was less dangerous than burr. Biography of thomas jefferson (third president 1801-1809) portrait by rembrandt peale / courtesy of the new york historical society jefferson was born april 13, 1743, at shadwell, virginia he died july 4, 1826, at monticello, on the same day his friend john adams died.
American sphinx the character of thomas jefferson joseph j ellis it is an understatement to say that jefferson was a man of contradictions in this biography, pulitzer prize-winning historian. Events and accomplishments of thomas jefferson's presidency: the uneventful transfer of power between federalist john adams and republican thomas jefferson was a significant event in american history. He is the first president to not have any prior military or political experience before becoming commander in chief most recent american presidents videos december 20, 1999.
President of united states: when: jefferson served as the president of the united states from 1801 to 1809 accomplishments: (1) louisiana purchase  (2) launched the lewis and clark expedition [1802-1806] (3) established the united states military academy at west point, new york [1802. George washington's farewell address marks the start of the first contested presidential campaign in american history, pitting federalist john adams against republican thomas jefferson adams will win the election by 3 votes in the electoral college. The presidency of thomas jefferson began on march 4, 1801, when he was inaugurated as the third president of the united states, and ended on march 4, 1809 jefferson assumed the office after defeating incumbent president john adams in the 1800 presidential election.
Credit: courtesy of american memory collection at a dinner honoring nobel prize winners from the western hemisphere, president john f kennedy paid homage to thomas jefferson's wide-ranging interests and talents when he remarked, i think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of. From 1789 to 1797, adams was america's first vice president he then served a term as the nation's second president he was defeated for another term by thomas jefferson (1743-1826. 2 louisiana purchase another major accomplishment of thomas jefferson's would have to be the louisiana purchase this piece of land took up a large chunk of america, as can be seen from the map on the right. Best answer: when we think of thomas jefferson, we remember him as president jefferson and think of the many great accomplishments he had while he was leading our young country. Thomas jefferson's major presidential achievement was the louisiana purchase, through which the united states acquired all the lands owned by the french in north america it doubled the size of the country.
In the united states presidential election of 1796, the first contested american presidential election, john adams defeated thomas jefferson by a narrow electoral majority (71-68) he thus became the second president of the united states and served for one term from 1797 to 1801. Thomas jefferson, a spokesman for democracy, was an american founding father, the principal author of the declaration of independence (1776), and the third president of the united states (1801. Legacy: thomas jefferson is considered one of the great founding fathers of the united states, and he would have been a notable figure in american history even if he had not been president his most important legacy would be the declaration of independence, and his most enduring contribution as president would be the louisiana purchase.
Biography: in the thick of party conflict in 1800, thomas jefferson wrote in a private letter, i have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man this powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in albermarle county, virginia, inheriting from. The two fatal failures of the presidency of thomas jefferson are the relations with the barbary pirates and the embargo act, both directly stimulating american involvement with the war of 1812, thus ruining american neutrality. Some of thomas jefferson's accomplishments were some of the best ever made in the world thomas was the founder of the university of virginia, and the president of the america n philosophical.
In addition to these achievements, thomas jefferson was elected the other interesting facts on thomas jefferson jefferson was president of the american. John adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second president of the united states (1797-1801), after serving as the first vice president under president george washington. Accomplishment of thomas jefferson 1774 thomas jefferson wrote a summary view of the rights of british america, an important document in the growing independence movement.