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This Week in History: A Founding Father is Born
1. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Virginia. Elected to the Second Continental Congress, he was chosen to do what?
   Draft the Constitution
   Draft the Declaration of Independence
   Draft the Bill of Rights
   Act as president
   Act as envoy to Great Britain
2. Jefferson served his country in many ways; under President George Washington he served in what capacity?
   Secretary of state
   Vice president
   Secretary of war
   Ambassador
   Secretary of the treasury
3. Jefferson served as vice president under whom?
   George Washington
   James Madison
   John Adams
   James Monroe
   Martin Van Buren
4. Jefferson served as the nation's third president; who did he ask to be his vice president?
   Alexander Hamilton
   Aaron Burr
   Benedict Arnold
   Charles Pinckney
   Alexander Stevens
5. After he retired from political life, Jefferson founded what institution?
   College of William and Mary
   Bank of the United States
   Federal Bureau of Investigation
   University of Virginia
   Jefferson Choir
6. Jefferson spent his last years at home, a place he designed and named what?
   Mount Vernon
   The Mount
   Monticello
   Little White House
   Home
7. Jefferson considered his authorship of what to be one of his crowning achievements?
   Bill for Established Religious Freedom
   Bill of Rights
   Bill of Sale
   Bill of Lading
   Bill for Senate Provisions and Restrictions
8. Wanting to expand the United States for future citizens and farmers, Jefferson acquired what in 1803?
   Northwest Territory
   Louisiana Territory
   Missouri Territory
   Alaska Territory
   Florida Territory
9. After the British set fire to the Capitol in the War of 1812, Jefferson helped to establish what book lovers' paradise?
   First Lending Library
   Free Library
   Book Cart
   Jefferson's Bookstore
   Library of Congress
10. Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the same day as which other founding father?
   James Madison
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Jay
   Benjamin Rush
   John Adams



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