Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801-1809)

Jefferson sites that I have visited:

Birthplace marker Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia (School he founded) Charlottesville, VA

Declaration House Philadelphia, PA
                                              
 Home and gravesite at 'Monticello' Charlottesville, VA


     Jefferson's unassuming birthplace 




    Jefferson found of the University of Virginia. He was so proud of this achievement that he put it on his tombstone. Jeffersonian architecture can certainly be seen around campus



   I like it when the pictures are self-explanatory


Glad to be here



A reconstruction of the Graff House, where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.




I've now been to Jefferson's Monticello 4 times Family vacation 1998, Honeymoon 2004, and 2 more summer trips in 2010 and 2016. The picture above was taken at Monticello while on my honeymoon in June 2004.



    Jefferson's Monticello on July 2, 2016, 2 days shy of the 190th Anniversary of Jeffersons death.




Jefferson's plantation house Monticello.
Taken June 2010

   



underground tunnel at Monticello

Little Khloe chases my Dad down the tunnell





Front of Monticello 2010



               Front of the house 2016




Jefferson and I, 2010

My kids and sister join me this time in July 2016


Gardens at Monticello. 2010








        It's beautiful on the Mountaintop


     The museum at Monticello is pretty cool to









Jefferson's tombstone at Monticello.

   Jefferson himself wrote what he wanted on his tombstone. Notice he mentions nothing about serving 2 terms as President.






Me at Jeffersons gravesite June 2010



    My kids join me on a hot day in July 2016

    Jefferson, along with Washington and Adams were pivotal in our nations founding. He wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. He took over for Benjamin Franklin as United States Ambassador to France. He was our nations first Secretary of State under Washington, and later our 2nd Vice President under Adams. As President he made the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the country. He died July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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