On April 13 Thomas Jefferson was born…

On April 13, 1745 former President of the United States and Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was born.

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Thomas Jefferson
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Besides being the third president of the United States, as well as a Founding Father, he is best known as being the principle author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Before becoming the United States President, he served as the first secretary of state under George Washington, and helped create the Democratic-Republican Party (later known simply as The Republican Party).

He is currently the “face” of the US two dollar bill.

 

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