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One of Jefferson's proudest accomplishments: The University of Virginia in Charlottesville

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Thomas Jefferson Was Born
April 13, 1743

Jefferson asked that only three of his many accomplishments be engraved on his tombstone: Author of the Declaration of American Independence; Author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; and Father of the University of Virginia (he founded, designed, and directed the building of the university in 1819).

Do you know any more of Jefferson's achievements? What achievements are you most proud of? Ask your friends and family the same.

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