Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 21, 2011

American Heroes~ Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) ~by rldubour

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Born on April thirteenth

Seventeen hundred and forty-three.

The third of eight children

Of a prominent family.


Mother was Jane Randolph.

Father was Peter Jefferson

ThenEdge Hill,Virginia

They owned several plantations.


Thomas attended a local school

Run by William Douglas.

Studied Latin, Greek and French

Only nine his mind was formulas.


Dad died in fifty-seven

Tom was fourteen years old.

He inherited about five thousand acres

Later known as Monticello.


In seventeen-sixtyJefferson entered

The  College of  William& Mary.

Graduated with highest honors in

Mathematics, metaphysics and philosophy.


In seventeen and sixty-seven.

Admitted to theVirginia bar

Married Martha in seventy-two

His ideals would take him far.


A political philosopher

A statesman, a horticulturist.

An author, inventor, archaeologist

A polymath and paleontologist.


The principal author of the

Declaration of Independence.

An influential founding father

The third United States President.


While President two major events

With his vision and ambition.

There was the Louisiana Purchase

And the Lewis and Clark Expedition


In eighteen-hundred and twenty-six

Jeffersondied on the Fourth of July.

He wrote his own epitaph

“Not a word more,” be inscribed.


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