Thomas Jefferson Mini-lesson

Overview

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States, but he played many political roles throughout our nation’s history. His political life influenced the country in many ways, from the founding documents to the shape of our nation on the map. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: Declaration of Independence, two-party political system, Louisiana Purchase, president, “Revolution of 1800”

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