Did You Know That Thomas Jefferson Was A Very Remarkable Man Who Started Learning Very Early In Life And Never Stopped?

MysteryWoman 2011/04/28 21:27:47
At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek, and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of
British America" and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaretion of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia's legal code and wrote a
Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding
Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial
treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the
American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resoluions and became the active head of
Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation's size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 55, retired to Monticello.

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and
served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the
Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he, himself studied the previous
failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the
nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to
be way more than what most understand today.

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks
to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by
deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the
banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children
wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

So, what are Americans going to do to change things?
And what have you done lately?
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  • wtxwoman 2011/05/16 15:48:26
    Does anyone ever stop learning? I know I don't feel comfortable if I haven't learned at least one thing new each day, however small.
  • Gloria 2011/05/02 18:05:41
    "At 16, entered the College of William and Mary." Americans are still helicoptor parents when their children are sixteen.
  • U-Dog 2011/04/29 19:50:55
    Most Americans are not looking for real genius and real solutions; these days they are too busy making excuses and shoving for a place at the public trough.

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