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        Images from the Life of Jefferson | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        View images of Jefferson, Monticello, and the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1846) was the third president of the United States of America, and served two terms between the years 1801-1809. He was a founding father of the country, and author of the Declaration of Independence. The son of a Virginia planter, Jefferson was educated at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. As president, he created the military academy at West Point; he expanded the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase, and commissioned Lewis & Clark to explore the western United States.

        Jefferson's Home, Monticello | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Credit: Robert C. Lautman, Florentine Films.

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        Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Willson Peale | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Willson Peale. Credit: Independence National Historic Park.

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        Engraving of Thomas Jefferson | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Engraving of Thomas Jefferson. Credit: Photograph courtesy of US Treasury/Corbis.

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        Sketch of Monticello | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Sketch of Monticello. Credit: Photograph courtesy of the University of Virginia Library.

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        Thomas Jefferson Portrait by Rembrandt Peale | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800. Credit: White House Historical Association.

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        Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        Thomas Jefferson's original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. Credit: The Library of Congress.

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        The Declaration of Independence | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        The first official printing of the Declaration of Independence by John Dunlap, Philadelphia, 1776. Credit: American Independence Museum/New Hampshire State Archives.

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        "Declaration of Independence in Congress, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 1776" | Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson

        "Declaration of Independence in Congress, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 1776" by John Trumbull. Credit: Architect of the Capitol

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