Where to begin? I mean, you could write a book about this guy.
The Moonshine Philosopher of Monticello
The Man of the People
The Red Fox
The Pen of the Revolution
Father of the University of Virginia
President: Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Vice-President: Aaron Burr (1801-1805)
George Clinton (1805-1809) - (Uh, Not the one in Parliament Funkadelic)
These weekly features aim to focus on the men and their time as president of the United States; Jefferson, however was so displeased with his time in office that he deliberately left it off his epitaph. So, um….What can you say?
Jefferson was the First US Secretary of State, Second Vice President, Third President and Principle author of the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson came into office believing that his election was a semi-revolution, a call to get the government back on track from the wayward direction it was going under the Federalists. He was a Democratic Republican who believed in smaller federal government and a laissez faire attitude towards government’s involvement in the economy. Jefferson was of the school of thought as the old adage, “that government is best when governed least.”