Jefferson

Events

Birth

April 13, 1743

Attended the College of William and Mary

1760

Began to study law

1762

Elected to House of Burgesses

1768

Married Martha Skelton; Birth of daughter Martha

1772

Wrote The Declaration of Independence

1776

Wrote The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

1777

Advocated for free public education

1779

Lucy Elizabeth Born; Wife Died

1782

Served as the 1st U.S. Secretary of State

1790

Served as U.S. Vice President

1797

Presidency

1801 - 1809

United States Military Academy was established during his presidency

1802

Made the Louisiana Purchase

1803

Launched the Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804

Abolished the slave trade

1806

Retired from Presidency and Public Life

1809

Participated in the founding of the Library of Congress

1815

Founded the University of Virginia

1819

Death

July 4, 1826