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Thomas Jefferson

1785

Appointed Minister to France

1803

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

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.

1804

12th Amendment changed Presidential election rules

Jefferson was reelected

Lewis and Clark begin the exploration of the Northwest

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

1807

Congress outlaws importing slaves from Africa, March 2

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

1809

Jefferson retired from elected office and returned to Monticello

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

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

1775

drafted the Declaration of Independence

1776

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

1760-62

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

1743

born on April 13

1767

Began practicing law

1772

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

1779

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

1789

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

1796

Jefferson elected Vice-President of the USA

1800

elected president of the United States

1819

Founded the University of Virginia

1826

Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4