What Makes Thomas Jefferson Famous?

One of the Founding Fathers

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. "

Thomas Jefferson is famous for many things. He’s the nation's first secretary of state (1789-94); second vice president (1797-1801); and, as the third president (1801-09), the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, and a major proponent of the revolutionary war. However, what he is most famous for is writing the Declaration of Independence and the parts of the constitution.

Thomas Jefferson’s quotes

- The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

- Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

- It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

- Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

- Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.
- History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.

- That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
- Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

- The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.

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