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Thomas Jefferson

In the hand of Thomas Jefferson, the pen truly was mightier than the sword! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the third President of the United States and one of the most influential Founding Fathers. Follow the rise of this young lawyer from Virginia, whose writings earned him a reputation as one of the most eloquent spokesmen for the American Revolution. Discover how he got the assignment to write the Declaration of Independence, the historic document that gave birth to a new nation. Explore the many roles he played in the early days of the new United States government--secretary of state, vice president, even founder of a whole new political party! And learn about his many accomplishments as the country’s third President, from the Louisiana Purchase to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. No wonder he deserves a spot on Mount Rushmore!

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