Thomas Jefferson was an incredible man. He is famous for writing the Declaration of Independence and for being the third president of the United States. Jefferson was also a gardener, father, designer and thinker, who believed in the rights of men. He started his political career out slow, becoming the governor of Virginia, next secretary of state, then VP, and finally the President of the United States. He served in the white house for eight years. He has a rough life to begin with, loss of his father and his wife, but in the end he became a very successful man. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, which everyone will always remember as one of the biggest moments in history. Thomas Jefferson died on the 15th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.