Jefferson's Historical Timeline
1797 - 1801- Jefferson served as Vice President
1800- The National government moved from Philadelphia (after 10 years)
to the new Federal City on the Banks of the Potomac. The exact
site of the new Federal City was to be selected by Washington himself,
and it was later named in his honor.
1801- Thomas Jefferson became the 3rd President of the United
States (he was 58 years old).
1801- United States census confirmed over 5 million people living east
of the Mississippi
1801- Rumors began to circulate in New Orleans that Spain had secretly
transferred Louisiana to France.
1801- The process of designing
Jefferson's Peace Medals
is undertaken by the US Mint
1802- Rumors of 1801 were confirmed
Spring of 1802- President Jefferson sent a dispatch to the American
minister in France, Robert R. Livingston to negotiate the purchase of
January 18, 1803- President Thomas Jefferson launched the Lewis and
Clark Expedition with a confidential letter to the Congress of the United
States of America, "The river Missouri, & the Indians inhabiting it, are not
as well known as is rendered desireable by their connection…with us…An
intelligent officer with ten or twelve chosen men…might explore the whole…to
the Western Ocean"
- 1803- President Jefferson appointed James Monroe to assist
Livingston in the negotiations. Upon arriving Monroe learned
that Napoleon had offered to sell the entire Louisiana territory to
the United States.
April 1803- The
treaty transferring Louisiana
to the United States was signed.
Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803) - Transcript
- June 1803 -President Thomas
Jefferson's letter to Meriwether Lewis
- 1804 - President Jefferson re-elected as President
- Spring 1809- Jefferson returns to his Virginia home (Monticello).
- 1819 - Jefferson persuaded the state legislature to charter the
University of Virginia. Jefferson designed the schools main
buildings and helped shape its curriculum and choose faculty.
On December 20, 1803, in the Sala Capitular - New
Orleans, two commissioners signed the transfer document , giving
lower Louisiana officially to the United States ...
Jefferson's Vision, thirst for knowledge & Jefferson's Papers
thirst for knowledge
Thomas Jefferson Papers & Jefferson's Letter to
"The Object of
E-learning vignette -
The Vision of Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson Monuments, Memorials & Westward
Journey Nickel Series
Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC.
Jefferson National Memorial, Museum of Westward Expansion, St.
St. Louis, Missouri
Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Statue
Jefferson City, Missouri
Thomas Jefferson Commemorative Statue
Jefferson City, Missouri
Keystone, South Dakota