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Thomas
Jefferson

His Portrait is on the Two
Dollar Bill.

This is amazing.
There are two parts.
Be sure to read
the 2nd part (in RED ).

Thomas Jefferson
was a very remarkable man who started
learning very
early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began
studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied
Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied
classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand
while writing the same in Latin with the other.
At 19, studied
Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started
his own law practice.

At 25, was
elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the
widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " And
retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a
delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the
Declaration of Independence .

At 33, took
three years to revise Virginia 's legal code and wrote a Public Education
bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was
elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick
Henry.

At 40, served in
Congress for two years.

At 41, was the
American minister to France and
negotiated commercial treaties with
European nations
along with Ben
Franklin and John Adams…

At 46, served as
the first Secretary of State
under George Washington.

At 53, served as
Vice President and was elected
president of the American Philosophical
Society.

At 55, drafted
the Kentucky Resolutions and
became the active head of Republican
Party.

At 57, was
elected the third president of the
United States .

At 60, obtained
the Louisiana Purchase doubling
the nation’s size.

At 61, was
elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello …

At 80, helped
President Monroe shape the
Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost
single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as it