Thomas Jefferson Printables

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A Brilliant Mind

Thomas Jefferson Wordsearch. Beverly Hernandez

President John F. Kennedy once told a roomful of Nobel Prize winners: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Though Jefferson lost most of his battles to Alexander Hamilton, when both served in George Washinton's cabinet, he nevertheless went on to become a successful president. And, of course, he wrote the Declation of Independence. Help students learn about this Founding Father with these free printables, including this word search.

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The Louisiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson Vocabulary Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Though he bitterly opposed Hamilton's push to increase the reach of the federal government when the two served in the nation's first cabinet, Jefferson greatly increased the power of the federal government after he became president. In 1803, Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France for $15 million -- in a move that more than doubled the size of the country and was the most important act of his administration. He sent Meriwether Lewis and George Clark on their famous expedition to explore the new territory. Students will learn this fact -- and more -- from this vocabulary worksheet.

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Deadly Duel and Treason

Thomas Jefferson Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

Aaron Burr actually served as vice president under Jefferson after nearly winning the office himself. In an ironic twist of history, Hamilton helped Jefferson win the election. Burr never forgot, and eventually killed Hamilton in an infamous duel at Weehawken, New Jersey, in  1804. Burr was eventually arrested and tried for treason "on charges of plotting to annex Spanish territory in Louisiana and Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic," notes This is the kind of fact students will learn when completing this Thomas Jefferson crossword puzzle.

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The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson Challenge Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Though it does not have the force of law -- the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land -- the Declaration of Independence is nevertheless one of the country's most enduring documents, a fact students will learn when they complete this challenge worksheet. Take the time to discuss how this document was nothing less than the spark that ignited a revolution, where colonists declared their independence from Great Britain and changed the course of history. 

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Thomas Jefferson Alphabet Activity. Beverly Hernandez

This alphabet activity worksheet provides a great opportunity to review with students words connected with the third president. For example, he lived at Monticello, which still stands in Charlottesville, Virginia, having long ago been declared a National Historic Landmark.

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University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Vocabulary Study Sheet. Beverly Hernandez

Along with Monticello, the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded in 1819, is also a National Historic Landmark, a fact students can study after they complete this vocabulary workheet. Jefferson was so proud of starting the university that he had the fact engraved on his tombstone, which reads:

"Here was buried
Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Declaration of American Independence
of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom
& Father of the University of Virginia"

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Thomas Jefferson Coloring Page

Thomas Jefferson Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

Younger children might enjoy coloring this Thomas Jefferson coloring page, which accurately shows the style of dress at the time. For older students, the page provides a perfect opportunity to review salient Jefferson facts: He wrote the Declaration of Independence; he made the Louisana Purchase in 1803; he sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Northwest; and, interestingly, he turned down requests to run for a third term. (Serving three terms would have been perfectly legal at the time.)

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Lady Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

First Lady Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

Jefferson was married, a fact students can learn about in the First Lady Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson coloring page. Skelton Jefferson was born on Oct. 19, 1748, in Charles City County, Virginia. Her first husband died from an accident and she married Thomas Jefferson on Jan. 1, 1772. They had six children, but she was not in good health and died in 1782 after giving birth to the sixth child. Jefferson became president 19 years after her death.

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Hernandez, Beverly. "Thomas Jefferson Printables." ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021, Hernandez, Beverly. (2021, February 16). Thomas Jefferson Printables. Retrieved from Hernandez, Beverly. "Thomas Jefferson Printables." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 3, 2023).