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Thomas Jefferson, one of our famed American Founding Fathers, was born on April 13, 1743. Most famously, he was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and served as John Adams’ Vice President before he became the third President of the United States in 1801.
In the years to follow writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson worked to make its words a reality in Virginia and less than a decade later wrote a bill establishing religious freedom.
During Jefferson’s presidency, he slashed military expenditures, cut the budget, and eliminated the tax on whiskey, while simultaneously reducing the national debt by over 30%. Thomas Jefferson died in 1826 at the age of 83. Jefferson served his country for over 50 years of his life as a public official, historian, and philosopher.
The following Thomas Jefferson quotes represent his life as an inspirational symbol for both major political parties in the United States…
— Hannah Hutyra