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"If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated when reason is left free to combat it."
--Inaugural Address, 1801.
Full Name: Thomas Jefferson
Born: April 13, 1743
Birthplace: "Shadwell", Goochland (now Albemarie) County, Virginia
Father: Peter Jefferson (1708-1757)
Mother: Jane Randolph Jefferson (1720-1770)
Wife: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (1748-1782)
Married: January 1, 1772
Religious Preference: No specific domination
Previous Experience: Planter, lawyer, writer, philosopher, scientist, architect, diplomat, Vice-President
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Age at Inauguration: 57
Term of Office: (Vice-President) March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
Term of Office: (President) March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809
Died: July 4, 1826
Age at Death: 83
Place of Burial: "Monticello", Charlottesville, Virginia
|Year||Candidate Name||Electoral Vote||Popular Vote|
|1800||Thomas Jefferson (D-R)||73||N/A|
|Aaron Burr (DR)||73||N/A|
|John Adams (F)||65||N/A|
|Charles C. Pinckney (F)||64||N/A|
|John Jay (F)||1||N/A|
|1804||Thomas Jefferson (DR)||162||N/A|
|Charles C. Pinckney (F)||14||N/A|