Thomas Jefferson

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Jefferson is someone in this mess. If only I had actually gone to American history class, then I would be able to tell you who is who. Wait. Is that Waldo?

Movin' on up
To the East Side
To a deluxe apartment in the sky

~ his theme song

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States and more.

Some fast facts:

  • Jefferson was a polymath who knew more than you or I could ever hope. Nobody likes a smartass.
  • Jefferson was a redhead. When the British found out he was a ginger when his wig slipped, they immediately declared war.
  • Jefferson really loved his slaves, like Sally Hemings. Just not enough to set them free.
  • Jefferson also really loved American Indians, starting the US traditions of signing treaties that were never ratified and "White Man speak with forked tongue."
  • Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism and individual rights, none of which exist today.
  • Jefferson was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, which the US has been trying to give back to France ever since.
  • Jefferson is NOT the subject of a "where are they now" clickbait site on the internet at all.