What we know Jefferson best for is his infamous phrase in the Declaration of
Independence: “The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Without this we’d
Never be in America speaking English, Spanish, Indian, and all other diverse languages.
Like any one of us, Thomas was a living person, growing and changing.
It was Virginia that Jefferson grew up in. Virginia was the largest American
colony in size by the time he
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his horse and came to a stop
At a house, Monticello, on a mountain top.
“Dragoons,” he warned. “They’re coming, they’re real!”
The governon, at breakfast, finished his meal.
Then he mounted his horse and rode off and away,
A minute later-that’s the truth, so they say-
The redcoats arrived; too late and they knew it,
Thomas Jefferson was gone and thanks to Jack Jouett.
( From Countries to Colonies by Joy Hakim)