This is amazing. There are two parts to this.
Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED ).
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started
learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied
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
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise
and wrote a
At 36, was elected the second
Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in
At 41, was the American minister to France
commercial treaties with European nations along with
Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first
under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice Presidentand was elected President
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions
the active head of the
At 57, was elected the third president
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase,
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello.
At 80, helped President Monroe
At 81, almost
of Virginia and served as its' first president.
At 83, died on the
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:
of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made
"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 alone."
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its' own debts as
the wars of the world."
"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
"No free man shall ever be
"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 government."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes,
of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors,