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

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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. Should the Words "under God" Remain in the Pledge if a Majority of Americans Want to Keep It?
  2. Did the Founding Fathers Support a Separation of Church and State?
  3. Is it Valid to Look to the Intent of the Founding Fathers in Determining Whether the Words "under God" Should Remain in the Pledge of Allegiance?