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Thomas Jefferson Timeline
11 Jan 2018
Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia
Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's dad, died. When he died he left his fourteen-year-old son his slaves and land.
Thomas Jefferson began studying at the College of William & Mary.
He graduated from William & Mary and began reading law with George Wythe.
Jefferson concluded his studies with George Wythe, was admitted to the Virginia Bar, and moved back to Shadwell
Thomas Jefferson was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. He quickly allied himself with the faction, led by George Washington and Patrick Henry. Soon after, Jefferson begins construction on a new home.
Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton, the widowed daughter of the wealthy planter John Wayles Skelton.
Martha Jefferson, the first child of Thomas Jefferson and Martha Skelton was born.
Jane Randolph the second child of Thomas and Martha was born
The Battles of Lexington and Concord mark the start of the American Revolutionary War
Thomas Jefferson dies in his bed in Monticello
Congress enacts Jefferson's embargo act, halting all trade between the United States and Great Britain, nearly destroying the American economy.
Jefferson arrived in Philadelphia to replace his cousin as a Virginia delegate to the Second Continental Congress
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