Hail to the Chief: Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the U.S.

Tom Brokaw: “. . .you feel the excitement of being on the cusp of something so profound you can’t put it into words. . .”

Yet Thomas Jefferson did exactly that! He authored the Declaration of Independence! And at 33 years of age, he joined the signers officially adopting the Declaration in 1776.
Thomas Jefferson, our third President, influenced a fledgling country in public service spanning over five decades.

In his second inaugural address in 1805, Jefferson referenced the Exodus story from the Bible: "I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life.”

Jefferson died July 4, 1826 on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

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