Thomas Jefferson

Judy Emerson

Thomas Jefferson

Pebble Books 2004

Early Elementary

24 pages

Non fiction

Summary:

Thomas Jefferson was a well learned man. He married and lived on a farm where he had slaves. His home was called Monticello. He authored the Declaration of Independence. The colonists then fought the British, and the US won. Thomas Jefferson helped form the government, and became the third president of the united states. He was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase which doubled the land mass of the US. He died in 1826.

Your Reaction: Gives the bare-bone facts of the 3rd president. Puts it in simple enough terms to understand.

Potential Problems: States that the president had slaves.

Recommendations: Parents wanting to teach their children about presidents. The words are simple enough for young children.

 

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