Profile of the Day: Thomas Jefferson

Posted July 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Thomas Jefferson

Happy Independence Day! Today the U.S. commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document declared the 13 American colonies’s freedom and independence from the British Empire. It’s principle author was Thomas Jefferson, who served in the Continental Congress at the beginning of the American Revolution. The Founding Father would later serve as the third President of the United States.

Did you know that in a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died the same day – July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration? President James Monroe also died on July 4, 1831.

How will you be celebrating this Independence Day?

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