Under Water Welding Essay

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Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in (1776). Thomas Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. (His childhood) Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 into a family closely related to some of the most prominent individuals in Virginia, the third of ten children. Thomas Jefferson's father was Peter Jefferson who was born 29, Feb, 1708. In 1752, Thomas Jefferson began attending a local school run by William Douglas, a Scottish minister. At the age of nine, Thomas Jefferson began studying Latin, Greek, and French. In 1757, when he was 14 years old, his father died. ThomasJefferson inherited about 5,000 acres of land and dozens of slaves. He built his home there, which eventually became known as Monticello. in 1760, at the age of 16, Jefferson entered the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. He enrolled in the philosophy school and studied mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under Professor William Small, who introduced the enthusiastic Jefferson to the writings of the British Empiricists. While in college, Thomas Jefferson was a member of a secret organization called the F.H.C. Society. He lodged and boarded at the College in the building known today as the Sir Christopher Wren Building, attending communal meals in the Great Hall, and morning and evening prayers in the Wren Chapel. Thomas Jefferson often attended the lavish parties of royal governor Francis Fauquier, where he played his violin and developed an early love for wines. He graduating in 1762 with the highest honors. (After College) On October 1, 1765, Jefferson's oldest sister Jane died at the age of 25. Thomas Jefferson would go on to handle many cases as a lawyer in

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