His Portrait is on the Two $2.00
This is amazing.
There are two parts.
Be sure to read
the 2nd part (in RED ).
was a very remarkable man who started
early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began
studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied
Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied
classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand
while writing the same in Latin with the other.
At 19, studied
Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started
his own law practice.
At 25, was
elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the
widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ” And
retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a
delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the
Declaration of Independence .
At 33, took
three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and wrote a Public Education
bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was
elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick
At 40, served in
Congress for two years.
At 41, was the
American minister to France and
negotiated commercial treaties with
along with Ben
Franklin and John Adams..
At 46, served as
the first Secretary of State
At 53, served as
Vice President and was elected
president of the American Philosophical
At 55, drafted
the Kentucky Resolutions and
became the active head of Republican
At 57, was
elected the third president of the
At 60, obtained
the Louisiana Purchase doubling
At 61, was
elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired
to Monticello ..
At 80, helped
President Monroe shape the
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.
Jefferson really knew his stuff.
A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined
“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe .”
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results
from too much government.”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots and tyrants.” —
“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”