Thomas Jefferson

3rd President: 1801-1809

Birth: April 13, 1743 at Albemarle County, Virginia

Photographs of Jefferson Birthplace - Albemarle County, Virginia

Death: July 4, 1826 at Albemarle County, Virginia

Photographs of Jefferson Gravesite - Albemarle County, Virginia


White House biography

Congressional biography

Biography from

Biography from the U.S. Senate

Biography from the University of Groningen


Life of Thomas Jefferson by B. L. Rayner

Thomas Jefferson, Son of Virginia by Dennis Montgomery


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Mr. Jefferson's Women

Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family

Thomas Jefferson: A Film by Ken Burns – DVD

Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : An American Controversy

Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West – Audio CD

Turning Point : Jefferson's Battle for the Presidency

American Sphinx : The Character of Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson and Monticello : The Biography of a Builder

Thomas Jefferson : An Intimate History

The Long Affair : Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800

Search for books about Thomas Jefferson


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James Madison - Secretary of State

Election Results/Presidential Campaign


Opponent: John Adams (F)



Opponent: John Adams (F)



Opponent: Charles C. Pinckney (F)


1796, 1800, & 1804 Campaign and Election History

Image of 1796 letter describing the upcoming election

Events during Jefferson’s administration and lifetime

Outline of events during Jefferson’s administration

Military service

Member of Virginia House of Burgesses

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Virginia Constitution

Member of Continental Congress

Declaration of Independence

Minister to France and Secretary of State

Quasi-War with France

Louisiana Purchase

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Marbury vs. Madison

Chesapeake–Leopard Affair and Embargo Act of 1807

First Lady and family

Martha Jefferson biography from the White House

Martha Jefferson Randolph - Daughter


Brian Tompsett’s US President genealogy page

Research Report on the Jefferson-Hemings Controversy

Jefferson-Hemings information

PBS Frontline: Jefferson's Blood


Thomas Jefferson page from C-SPAN

Declaring Independence Exhibit at the Library of Congress

PBS’ Thomas Jefferson – A Film by Ken Burns

Thomas Jefferson on the Separation of Church and State

Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution

Jefferson the Inventor

The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson

Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Cheese

Thomas Jefferson and Olives


National Historic Sites/State Historic Sites/Landmarks/Places to Visit

Monticello – Albemarle County, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Birthplace - Albemarle County, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Gravesite - Albemarle County (Monticello), Virginia

Jefferson Statue at the University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Memorial – Washington, D.C.

Poplar Forest - Bedford County, Virginia

Tuckahoe Plantation - Richmond, Virginia

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - St. Louis, Missouri

Jefferson Memorial Building and Statue - St. Louis, Missouri

Jefferson Statue - Louisville, Kentucky

Jefferson Statue at the Jefferson Memorial – Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Statue at the Virginia State Capitol Extension – Richmond, Virginia

Jefferson Bust at the Virginia State Capitol Rotunda – Richmond, Virginia

Jefferson Statue as part of the George Washington Equestrian Monument at the Virginia State Capitol – Richmond, Virginia

Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone, South Dakota


Pictures from the Library of Congress

Portrait from C-SPAN

Portrait by Gilbert Stuart


Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Online Resources at the University of Virginia

Inaugural Addresses, State of the Union speeches, and other documents

First Inaugural Address and background from

Second Inaugural Address and background from

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Yale Law School

The Jefferson Bible


Trivia from Washington Publishers

Jefferson Trivia Quiz

Vice Presidents

Aaron Burr biography

Aaron Burr Gravesite - Princeton, New Jersey

George Clinton biography


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