“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” I, Thomas Jefferson, Tommy as some called me, was the third president of the United States of America. I was also called Man of the People, and Sage of Monticello, because I was a great, humble leader who headed the country well, and, as the quote says, I was very honest and wise. My love for astronomy, architecture and writing all lead me to success, to be the third President of the United States I was born April 13, 1743 in Shadwell Plantation; Goochland County, Virginia to my mother and father, Jane Randolph Jefferson, and Peter Jefferson, and ancestry going back to those of great Britain. During my childhood, I did many things in hindsight that are now important. I excelled in classical language, my father was a powerful man, and got me into very high statuses, and led to me my peak of my presidency. In 1760, I began to attend school at the College of WIlliam and Mary, where I graduated above my class with high honors. Later in life, I married the love of my life, Martha Wayles, on January 1, 1772. With my wife, I had five kids: Jane, Peter, Lucy, Martha, and Mary. There were others with my slave relations with Sally Hemmings. Before becoming president, I was secretary of state to the 2nd president John Adams. I also received an award, the ALA gold medal, which expressed my achievements. One of those achievements was reaching peace and neutrality when one of my documents, the Declaration of Independence, a very famous American “treaty” which showed the true colors of the people, got published. The years of 1801-1804, and age 58 were very important years, because that was when I was president. I belonged to the party of the Federalists, and did many things before any other president. Two of which included doubling America, like purchasing lands and expanding territory, and was the first to give permission to explore land, as in the Louisiana Purchase, and Lewis and Clark expedition. There were many people who helped me achieve these things, but the two most important people to me were Aaron Burr, my vice president, and secretary of state James Madison. Some of the accomplishments I achieved were buying the Louisiana territory, which was a huge success, doubling the size of America from France, costing about $15 million dollars. I also wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, which was beneficial for those in need of proper education, and Launched the Lewis and Clark expedition, to learn more about the landscape and Native American tribes. In retirement, I enjoyed living the rest of my life out with simple hobbies, including architecture, reading, gardening, and music. It all went to waste on the date of July 4th, 1826, when I died of Uremia, a disease in which the kidneys can no longer filter. I was buried in a cemetery in Monticello, Virginia. Named after me, a transportation road, Jefferson highway stood tall, in memory of America’s third president. In memory of me, I spent most of my time hanging out with my John Adams. I think most people will remember me for the biggest things I’ve done for America, and the good decisions and purchases, like the Louisiana purchase, and quality treaties to embrace power, like the Declaration of Independence. The people would remember me as a good person, only just confusing about individual freedom.