the third president of the united states. Became president at the end of John Adams term in 1800. Major accomplishments include the Louisiana purchase and the reduction of the federal debt by decreasing the size of the federal government and military. Jefferson believed in the enlightenment philosophies of John Locke, and thusly believed taht governments purpose was to secure the rights of life, liberty, and proprety, and nothing more (he would be disgusted with the size of the gov today). His motto was " the gov which rules best rules least" . Also wrote the declaration of independence.
I am a Jeffersonian, I despise big government loving socialist pigs.
by Demosthenes June 09, 2005
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Someone who wrote the following: when in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Indipendence.
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The guy on the nickel
The guy who "wrote" the Declaration of Independence (he only put words on paper)
The 3rd president of the US
The guy that had an affair with Sally Hemmings
The guy who was "best buddies" with John Adams, but then had disagreements with him about political issues, causing them to split apart and not talk to each other for 12 years.
The guy who died exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence (7/4/1826), same day as John Adams (coincidence much?)
TJ gave Napoleon money to fund his war against Europe.
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One of the highest ranking high schools in the United States of America with a reputation for producing some of the most talented people on the globe. Population includes several nerds, losers, and geeks, but also some jocks, like any ordinary school. Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of the population has a social life, and actually find it necessary to interact with others on a daily basis. The Aud Lob and the swimming pool on the 3rd floor tend to be the top hangouts of this educational oasis where freshmen take technology/engineering rather than world history. Also tends to produce various stereotypical thoughts such as a nerd school or one filled with students with no life or 6 hours of homework a night or a place with no alcohol or drugs or a school that performs terribly at sports or students that sleep with their TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculators at night. However, only a few of these stereotypes are truthful, while most are simply urban legends created by people who were upset because they applied and did not get in. Some, however, are true:
Only at TJ do the jocks play calculator games.

Only at TJ can one be amazed by the incredible technology laboratories, then wonder why half the water fountains don't work.

Only at TJ does taking geometry freshman year means you're the stupidest of everyone and taking calculus sophmore year isn't a big deal.
by Jay Jay the Jet Plane January 02, 2005
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