Last updated on: 5/15/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Thomas Jefferson Biography

Title:
Founding Father and Third President of the United States
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 12, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founded, University of Virginia, 1825
  • President, United States, 1801-1809
  • US Vice-President, 1797-1801
  • Author, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, 1786
  • US Minister to France, 1785
  • Drafter, Declaration of Independence, 1776
  • Leader, US Democratic-Republican Party
Education:
  • Law, College of William and Mary
Other:
  • Acquired the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803
  • Born Apr. 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia
  • Deceased July 4, 1826 in Monticello in Virginia
  • Married to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
Quoted in:
  1. Did the Founding Fathers Support a Separation of Church and State?
  2. Should the Words "under God" Remain in the Pledge if a Majority of Americans Want to Keep It?