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Timeline of Jefferson's Life

  Public Private 1735   Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743   Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell. 1757   Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62   Thomas Jefferson a

Jefferson's Education

Jefferson drew upon his education in law and Enlightenment philosophy when he wrote the Declaration of Independence (1776) and A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774), two treatises that grappled with liberty and slavery.