If you’re looking for interesting facts about American history, we’re sharing 10+ Thomas Jefferson facts, third president of the U.S., the main writer of the Declaration of Independence, and a member of Virginia house of delegates during the American revolutionary war.
Some are fun facts, while others are simple facts about his early life and his greatest achievements too. All in free printable coloring pages!
10 Facts about Thomas Jefferson’s Life & Achievements
These seven men are the principle Founding Fathers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison. But today we’re learning all about founding father and third U.S. president Thomas Jefferson!
- Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States from March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1809
- He wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Religious Freedom.
- His nickname was the Father of the Declaration of Independence.
- At nine years old, Thomas Jefferson began studying Latin, Greek, and French. He was a lawyer.
- Jefferson wanted the Thirteen Colonies to be free from Great Britain.
- Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States. Before him, the country ended at the Mississippi River.
- During his second term, Great Britain and France were at war, so Jefferson worked hard to keep the U.S. out of the war.
- He wanted all children to have access to education, and they should learn some sort of art, trade, or business.
- Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, on the United States’ 50th anniversary of the declaration of independence.
- He is immortalized on the $2 bill, the nickel, and as one of the figures of Mount Rushmore.
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Because we know you love learning, here are more facts not included in the coloring pages!
- In 1777, he created a first draft to establish freedom of religion so that anyone could choose their religious beliefs.
- He loved ice cream! He became the first president to serve ice cream at the White House.
- He was previously the nation’s second vice president under John Adams and the first secretary of state under president George Washington.
- In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, making him the father of the University of Virginia.
- He wrote Notes on the State of Virginia, where he opposed slavery and slave trade, even though he knew some of his ideas would not sit well with people.
- The statue of Jefferson inside the Thomas Jefferson memorial is sculpted by Rudolph Evans, is 19 feet tall, and weighs 10,000 pounds.
- He bought the Louisiana territory from France, which Napoleon Bonaparte was leading at the time, for 15,000,000 USD (about $320,000,000 now).
HOW TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE Thomas Jefferson FACTS FOR KIDS COLORING PAGES
Take time to read each fact and then color the picture next to the fact. Each picture will correlate with the Thomas Jefferson fact.
You can use crayons, pencils, or even markers if you want to.
COLORING SUPPLIES RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR Thomas Jefferson FACTS FOR KIDS COLORING PAGES
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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