Thomas Jefferson

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third President of the United States, serving from 1801 to 1809. He had been the main author of the Declaration of Independence and was Vice-President under the previous President, John Adams.

Jefferson is often thought to be amongst the greatest of Presidents. He greatly increased the size of the United States by buying a vast area of land from the French (this is called the 'Louisiana Purchase'). He was a very clever man who spoke five languages. He is also famous for being opposed to slavery.

Mount Rushmore Colouring Page

Mount Rushmore Colouring Page

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features the heads of 4 US Presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side. Colour our Mount Rushmore colouring page for President's Day or as part of a study on US History.

Followed as President by:

James Madison
James Madison

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