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Definition 3rd President of the US and primary writer of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
  • Thomas Jefferson's portrait is on the U.S. nickel (5 cent coin).
Thomas Jefferson = 3rd President of the US and primary writer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson was opposed to centralized government because he thought it would lead to the kind of tyranny he considered common in Europe.
  • Thomas Jefferson = 3rd President of the US and primary writer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal, a phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Thomas Jefferson = 3rd President of the US and primary writer of the Declaration of Independence
  • But the truth is that at my high school, Thomas Jefferson, everyone kind of looks the same.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas Jefferson = the high school name (named after the 3rd President of the US; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence)
  • Then I think, He going to kiss me right here, in the math wing of Thomas Jefferson High School, and I almost pass out.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I'm covered in mud; I'm absolutely freezing; and half the population of Thomas Jefferson thinks I'm a pajama-wearing freak.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • She's probably braver than most of the people at Thomas Jefferson.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I've made him lose it—probably a first in Thomas Jefferson history.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • In the past I would rather have died than be seen in the halls of Thomas Jefferson on Cupid Day without a single rose.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • This is better than any scandal that's hit Thomas Jefferson so far.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I love her, I love the ugly mustard yellow bricks of Thomas Jefferson and the magenta-tinted halls.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas Jefferson is small: you know these things.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • That was twenty years ago, though, a few Years before Thomas Jefferson got the reputation for one of the highest teen suicide rates in the country.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • There are three acceptable things to eat in the Thomas Jefferson cafeteria: A bagel, plain or with cream cheese.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • It's so ironic that the hottest guy at Thomas Jefferson is on the faculty.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He graduated from Thomas Jefferson.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • In the Thomas Jefferson High School R & R (Rules and Regulations Handbook), it says that any student caught smoking on school property is subject to three days' suspension.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas Jefferson is about three miles outside of downtown Ridgeview—or what you can call the downtown—but only about a half mile from a small strip of dingy stores we've named the Row.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I have never actually seen anyone study with it, which either means that everyone who graduates from Thomas Jefferson will be totally unprepared for life or that certain things can't be learned in bullet-point format.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • My stomach dips when we pass the third spot from the tennis courts, and there's Sarah Grundel's brown Chevrolet with its Thomas Jefferson Swim Team sticker—and another one, smaller, that reads GET WET—staring at me from the bumper.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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