13 April 2009

Culture Spot: On This Day…13 April

T_Jefferson_by_Charles_Willson_Peale_1791_2 Today is the birthday of President Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States,  born in 1743. Mr. Jefferson was also the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the most influential Founding Fathers. His presidency is most noted for the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803 and the Lewis and Clark Expedition sent to explore this newly acquired territory.

To learn more about President Thomas Jefferson clink on the links below:

Wikipedia article

Biography on the White House website

Monticello – Home of Thomas Jefferson

The Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson quotes

Thomas Jefferson National Memorial

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