Before Thomas Jefferson Was President
Before They Were President
Born into a large Virginia family, future U.S. president Thomas Jefferson went to William and Mary College at age 16. When he turned 21, he received his inheritance and began building his estate Monticello. A governor of Virginia and later minister to France, Jefferson was also a talented architect and inventor. In this motivating volume, young historians will love learning about the early life of the multitalented founding father before he became president and will especially enjoy the appealing artwork and fascinating fact boxes.