Events of Thomas Jefferson - Brandon Rollan 7A


Birth of Thomas Jefferson

April 13, 1743

Death of Thomas Jefferson's Father


Stamp Act Was Repealed

March 17, 1766

Jefferson Began Practicing Law


He was age 24

Jefferson elected for HOB


Jefferson was elected to the House of Burgesses (HOB) the following year after practicing law.

Jefferson builds Monticello

May 18, 1768

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Jefferson's Mother Dies

March 31, 1776

Jefferson creates the Declaration of Independence

June 28, 1776

Congress accepts the Declaration of Independence later that year.

Jefferson's 2nd Term as Governor


He had taken his second term around the 1780's

Treaty of Paris Signed

September 3, 1783

When document signed it had ended the Revolutionary War.

Jefferson sent to France

May 1784

He was sent to France as a trade minister, his task was to negotiate treaties of trade.

The Constitution of USA is Ratified

July 2, 1788

Bill of Rights Adopted

December 15, 1791

Jefferson hosts contest for President's House


Whiskey Rebellion


A protest of Hamilton's Taxes on liquor.

Jefferson Loses Presidential Election


Jefferson and Burr running for presidential contest


Jefferson Becomes President

March 4, 1801

Jefferson Starts his 2nd Term as President


He had won president for a 2nd term by a landslide.

Alexander Hamilton Dies by Aaron Burr


Alexander Hamilton was killed in a pistol duel with Aaron Burr.

Jefferson encouraged a 3rd Term


He was encouraged to do a 3rd term but he didn't want the presidency to become "an inheritance"

University of Virginia Opens

April 1, 1825

Death of Thomas Jefferson

July 4, 1826

He had died from pneumonia.