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Thomas Jefferson Timeline
28 Nov 2017
Death at Monticello
Graduated from the College of William and Mary
Began working as a lawyer
“A Summary View of the Rights of British America”
began clearing a mountaintop in preparation for Monticello
Married Martha Wayles Skelton
Martha died at age 33
Selected as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
Resigned from the Continental Congress, re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom passed
Succeeded Benjamin Franklin as U.S. minister to France.
Accepted appointment to become the new nation’s first secretary of state.
Jefferson ran against John Adams
Ran against Adams again
Sworn into office
Purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France
Ran for re-election
Embargo of 1807
Chose not to run for a third term
Helped found the University of Virginia
Monticello by a non-profit organization which opened it to the public
The Declaration of Independence adopted
Member of colonial Virginia’s House of Burgesses
Served as governor of Virginia
Second stint in Congress
Co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party
Corps of Discovery
Spent his post-presidential years at Monticello
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