(Public domain image from U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and a source of many other contributions to American culture. Achievements of his presidency include the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase.
Jefferson's ideal for the United States was that of a agricultural nation of yeoman farmers in contrast to the vision of Alexander Hamilton who envisioned a nation of commerce and manufacturing.
Some quotes from Jefferson on
- First lady Martha Skelton Jefferson
- Previous President: John Adams
- Next President: James Madison
- Party: Democratic-Republican