William & Kate to visit fire-ravaged Slave Lake Canada but Do They Have Thomas Jefferson thoughts
Jul 6, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBC
Thomas Jefferson had a few good thoughts and comments - Happy 4th of July!
At age 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At age 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At age 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At age 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At age 23, started his own law practice.
At age 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At age 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.
At age 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At age 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At age 33, took three years to revise Virginia 's legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At age 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At age 40, served in Congress for two years.
At age 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At age 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At age 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At age 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At age 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
At age 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nations size.
At age 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At age 65, retired to Monticello .
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