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U.S. History 131
6/1/00

Thomas Jefferson

The most influential person in American history would be Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, became the first republican president,
and began the self improvement thought process by learning through going to school.
Jefferson told people that knowledge was the way to becoming a better person, and that
all Americans need to improve on what they think, not by changing day by day
themselves, but overall becoming a better person through their thoughts. He believed
that if a person thought on his own, and learned that they would become an improved
person and be more happy overall, weather at home or at work. Jefferson was big on
reform and that was the biggest change in his presidency over Washington’s.
Washington set rules and regulations, Jefferson improved on them and made everything
better.
Jefferson was a very important person in U.S. history. His first major
contribution to our creation was that he developed and wrote the Declaration of
Independence. He was very smart and creative, he said when he wrote the declaration “ I
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