This early 19th century US Presidential History portrait is Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US president, who not only authored the Declaration of Independence, but also convinced the American colonists to form a new and independent nation free from the clutches of the Kingdom of Great Britain. As a prominent statesman, lawyer, philosopher and diplomat he openly supported democracy, individual rights and the theory of republicanism. Painted by Rembrandt Peale.
January 18th, 2011
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