Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, served as the third president of the United States, oversaw the Louisiana Purchase, supported the American Revolution, and served as governor of Virginia during t... More »

Thomas Jefferson was protective of his personal life, making it difficult to develop a clear picture of his personality traits, but it is clear from history that he was creative, ambitious and a deep thinker. In addition... More »

Thomas Jefferson's position on the protective tariff was a negative one, though he accepted that it was necessary. Jefferson had at one time believed in free trade, but he came to understand that it would never work unle... More »

Thomas Jefferson's major accomplishments include his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and his position as the third president of the United States. Jefferson is also known for his participation in the Contin... More »

Benjamin Franklin’s most prominent contributions during the American Revolution were helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and successfully negotiating an alliance with France. In 1776, Franklin was on the fiv... More »

Thomas Jefferson served as the third president of the United States; he established the University of Virginia, authored the Constitution and performed public service deeds while in office. Jefferson spent more than 50 y... More »

Some of the many ways Thomas Jefferson changed America include drafting the Declaration of Independence, writing several laws and purchasing the Louisiana Territory. These changes occurred over his very long political ca... More »