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Thomas Jefferson was a founding father of the United States of America, and the draftsman of the declaration of independence. Jefferson was born on the 13th of April, 1743, on a plantation just outside the boundaries of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the 3rd of 10 siblings, in a wealthy family coming from scottish royalty on his mother’s side. As a child, Jefferson had many hobbies, such as playing the Violin, reading, or venturing through the Virginian woods. Jefferson was a scholar at a young age, excelling in classical languages, and mathematics. Jefferson’s college studies included law studies with an older lawyer (since there were no law schools at this time) who trained him in a 5 year courses. Jefferson’s political experience first began after the French and Indian war which left Britain in in financial complications, forcing them to imply the Stamp Act of 1765. This outraged the colonists and raised the slogan “No taxation without representation” . Jefferson was one of the first supporters of the American Independence from Great Britain. In 1774, Jefferson published his first political document “A Summary View Of The Rights Of British America”, and a year later, Jefferson attended the second Continental Congress which formed the Continental Army. In June 1776, the Congress assigned a 5 man committee to write the Declaration Of Independence (John adams, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and Thomas Jefferson). Jefferson was elected responsible for drafting the first document with a preamble which later became the “most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty, and equality in world history. Thomas jefferson engaged in economic theory which he grew a passion for in France. He believed in free market policies, and opposed bank notes as currency. During the election of 1800, Jefferson defeated John Adams and became the President of the United States. In his term, Jefferson and congress enter Ohio as a state, defended merchant ships from the war in Tripoli, and ratifies the 20th amendment all in his first time. In his second term he bands the imports of slaves, ban the trade of slaves, and chills the Britains out for the 3rd time after their “call for council”.