Thomas Jefferson: A Biography
Many strong and reputable leaders use their oratory skills or other traits to build their reputation, but Thomas Jefferson displayed a quite different and unique style of leadership. His countless successes made him one of the most valued presidents, although he had some failures in his time. The third president of the United States' casual and friendly approach shocked many people. One man even thought he was a vagabond when he walked to his inauguration in casual brown clothes. Thomas Jefferson enjoyed reading and did so often, sometimes for 15 hours straight. He was also a very talented writer. The bulk of his talent was used to write. Jefferson set crowds of men, women, and children crying out for independence and rebellion from the crown when he wrote one of the most important documents in United States history, The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson helped the country endure many hardships and is honored today for his contributions.