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Notes: Thomas Jefferson

Notes: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 -1826) Seems like there’s nothing he couldn’t do! • Helped our

Thomas Jefferson (1743 -1826) Seems like there’s nothing he couldn’t do! • Helped our nation win its independence and served as its third president. • Founded the University of Virginia. • Helped establish a public school system.

Thomas Jefferson • Designed his own home. • Invented a type of elevator for

Thomas Jefferson • Designed his own home. • Invented a type of elevator for sending food from floor to floor. • Created the decimal system for American money. • Played the violin, was an artist, and was a brilliant writer.

TJ: Revolutionary Leader • Born into wealthy VA family. • Attended the College of

TJ: Revolutionary Leader • Born into wealthy VA family. • Attended the College of William and Mary & earned a law degree. • Outspoken defender of American rights when he served in the VA House of Burgesses. • Emerged as a leader in the effort to win independence when conflict between the British and the colonists erupted into revolution.

TJ: Valued Statesman • American minister to France for many years after the war

TJ: Valued Statesman • American minister to France for many years after the war ended. – Why do you think he ended up in France? • Served as America’s first Secretary of State • Served as America’s second Vice President • Served as America’s President in 1801. – Doubled the size of our nation by authorizing the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France.

TJ: Ironic Death • On July 4, 1826, he died at the age of

TJ: Ironic Death • On July 4, 1826, he died at the age of 83. – Thomas Jefferson and John Adams became enemies because they both had very different views about how our country should have been governed. • John Adams died a few hours after him, and his last words were “Thomas Jefferson still survives. ” • TJ’s most important contributed to our country= THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!!!

SILENT DISCUSSION ACTIVITY 1. There are large pieces of paper around the room. 2.

SILENT DISCUSSION ACTIVITY 1. There are large pieces of paper around the room. 2. Each of them has a statement. 3. Go to the poster you are assigned to and SILENTLY respond to the statement. – Agree or Disagree, explain WHY and initial your work – You may Agree or Disagree with someone else. 4. Since we are doing this in groups, go at your own pace.

Reading “The Declaration of Independence” • Textbook pgs. 238244. • Each group member should

Reading “The Declaration of Independence” • Textbook pgs. 238244. • Each group member should read the selection. • Each group members should turn in answers to the Reading Check (download from calendar).

After Reading…Group Discussion! • What is the most convincing evidence that Jefferson cites to

After Reading…Group Discussion! • What is the most convincing evidence that Jefferson cites to support his points? – How would you rate the overall effectiveness of the argument? Why? • How would you have responded to the Declaration if you were: – The King of England? – Someone from a nation lacking in human rights? – A Native American?

Your Assignment: • After you have completed the reading and reading check questions: –

Your Assignment: • After you have completed the reading and reading check questions: – Write your own GROUP Declaration of Independence • • School? Parents? Obsessive girlfriend or boyfriend? A bully? – Write it in Jefferson’s style • State your purpose • Give a list of grievances – Length Requirements: at least ¾ of a page – Each group members should sign his/her name at the bottom