Thomas Jefferson Influence On Society

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Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Goochland County, Virginia. (3) By the age of five his parents got him a tutor. (4) In 1757, he started studying Greek, Latin classics, history, literature, geography, and natural sciences at Reverend James Maury in Fredericksville Parish, Virginia. In 1760 he attended the college of William and Mary. (4) He loved the arts and learning. (25) He started to attend the House of Burgesses in 1765. (1) He married Martha Wayles Skelton on January 1, 1772. They had five children, Martha (1772-1836), Jane Randolph (1774-1775), Mary (1778-1804), Lucy Elizabeth (1780-1781), and Lucy Elizabeth (1782-1785). (3) Jefferson created the Declaration of Independence in 1776. (21) He was the prime minister of France…show more content…
In his life time, he has created the clock, the plow, the wheel cipher, and countless others. His most influential was the gravitational clock that is still being used today. The gravitational clock was located in his house in Monticello, Virginia. This clock was made out of cannonballs from the revolution. The clock was powered by gravity and was hung above one of the many fireplaces in his home. (11) The wheel cipher was another invention of Thomas Jefferson’s. The wheel cipher was developed 1792 and 1793. While creating this invention, he was also thinking of taking on Secretary of State. This invention was used to scramble and unscramble letters to receive coded messages. There were twenty six wooden pieces which held twenty six letters. Each block had a hole in the center so it could be threaded onto an iron spindle. This invention was used in many wars to send to many soldiers. (8) Another great invention was the plow. It was created in 1794. Jefferson had shown America many plants and offered farming advice to anyone that asked. Jefferson and his son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph, created an iron board plow that was designed especially for hill-side plowing. He used math to create the plow. When Jefferson became President, his son-in-law finished the plow but gave most of the credit to Jefferson.
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