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 is one of the Founding Father of the United States. He was an accomplished but quiet man. Jefferson was known for promoting his thoughts and ideas through his writing, rather than with speeches. More »

According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Thomas Jefferson's portrait is on the front of the $2 bill. This source notes that the back of the $2 bill features John Trumbull's painting "The Signing of the Declarat... More »

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 not a solider during the Revolutionary War; instead he fought diplomatic battles with his writings. He is one of the founding fathers of the United States because his essays inspired colonists to see... More »

Thomas Jefferson is one of the Founding Father of the United States. He was an accomplished but quiet man. Jefferson was known for promoting his thoughts and ideas through his writing, rather than with speeches. More »

Thomas Jefferson was influenced by Professor William Small when he took classes at the College of William and Mary. Jefferson was also influenced by other teachers at the college, including George Wythe, a professor of l... More »