Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President
Apr. 13, 1743-July 4, 1826
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
This author of the Declaration of Independence also was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson was the third president.
Jefferson’s accomplishments are summarized in this profile of him.