Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson by Mind Map: Thomas Jefferson

1. 1785

1.1. Appointed Minister to France

2. 1803

2.1. Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison . Any law passed by Congress can be declared unconstitutional by the courts.

2.2. The Louisiana Territory was purchased from France for $15 million dollars. The price works out to three cents per acre for the 512 million acres.

3. 1804

3.1. 12th Amendment changed Presidential election rules

3.2. Jefferson was reelected

3.3. Lewis and Clark begin the exploration of the Northwest

3.4. Vice-president Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel July 11

4. 1807

4.1. Congress outlaws importing slaves from Africa, March 2

4.2. Embargo Act, December 22, forbids American ships to leave American waters

5. 1809

5.1. Jefferson retired from elected office and returned to Monticello

5.2. Non-Intercourse Act, March 1, repeals the Embargo Act, which didn't work

6. Information Thanks to: http://ipl.org/div/potus/tjefferson.html and http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/jefferson/timeline.shtml

7. 1775

7.1. drafted the Declaration of Independence

8. 1776

8.1. Entered the Virginia House of Delegates, where he fought for the separation of church and state

9. 1760-62

9.1. Was educated at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He later studied law privately

10. 1743

10.1. born on April 13

11. 1767

11.1. Began practicing law

12. 1772

12.1. Married Martha Wayles Skelton (she died in 1782, after giving birth to their sixth child, Lucy Elizabeth).

13. 1779

13.1. became the Governor of Virginia but abdicted his 2nd term in 1781 after the British invaded Virginia

14. 1789

14.1. Appointed Secretary of State by President George Washington, but he resigned on Dec. 31, 1793

15. 1796

15.1. Jefferson elected Vice-President of the USA

16. 1800

16.1. elected president of the United States

17. 1819

17.1. Founded the University of Virginia

18. 1826

18.1. Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4