born at Shadwell, his father's main plantation located in Albemarle, Virginia.
this was an assembly of elected representatives and was the United States' first legislature.
served as a government for the 13 colonies. It was made up of delegates from the colonies, including Thomas Jefferson.
wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, a document explaining why the colonies wanted to separate from Great Britain.
passed away at the old age of 83 from a combination of exhaustion from intense diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage, and orthostatic old-age pneumonia.