The Declaration of Independence and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Tall, skinny, and shy, Thomas Jefferson was not a good speaker. He was, however, a great writer, and it is Thomas Jefferson whom John Adams insisted should write the Declaration of Independence, telling the young Virginian, "You are ten times better a writer than I am." Jefferson complied with Adams' request, and the result was a document that shook the world with its radical views of freedom and equality.
  

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Contents

A Great American
Young Thomas Jefferson
Before America Was a Country
Representing Virginia
The Colonies Want Freedom 13
The Road to Independence 17
New Laws for Virginia 18
The Third President of the United States 21
A Man of Great Ideas 22
Glossary 23
Index 24

About the author (2002)

Kathy Furgang is a writer and editor who lives with her husband and young son in New York City, New York.

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