Fifty-six men signed t he Declaration

of Independence. I was one of
them. I also helped write t his famous
document t hat announced that
the t hirteen st at es were no longer
part of t he Brit ish Empire.

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I had many interests. I could speak
well in five languages and was able
to read in t wo more languages. I
liked t o write. I penned about
sixt een thousand lett ers in my life.

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Here are three quotes attributed to me:
“Nev er put off till tomorrow
w hat you can do today.”
“When angry count to ten
before you speak. I f v ery
angry, count to one hundred.”
“Whenev er you do a thing, act
as if all the w orld w ere w atching.”

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I accomplished many things in my life
and held a number of important
jobs. I helped est ablish the Universit y
of Virginia. I sold my large collect ion
of books t o congress and it became
t he start of t he present Library of
Congress.

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If you have not yet guessed who I
am, perhaps my last clue will help – I
was the t hird president of t he United
St at es.

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I worked as a lawyer. I served as
governor of Virginia, a U.S. minist er t o
France, secretary of state under
George Washingt on, and vicepresident under John Adams.
(Unfort unat ely, John Adams and I
did not get along!)

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Thomas Jefferson
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Challenge: Level D, Number 4

Who Am I?
By Linda Billberg Andersen

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. I
was one of them. I also helped write this famous document
that announced that the thirteen states were no longer part
of the British Empire.
Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of
Independence on July 4, 1776. I died exactly fifty years later,
on July 4, 1826.
I had many interests. I could speak well in five languages and was able to read in two
more languages. I liked to write. I penned about sixteen thousand letters in my life. Many
things that I wrote are still remembered. Here are three quotes attributed to me:
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
I accomplished many things in my life and held a number of important jobs. I helped
establish the University of Virginia. I sold my large collection of books to congress and it
became the start of the present Library of Congress.
I worked as a lawyer. I served as governor of Virginia, a U.S. minister to France,
secretary of state under George Washington, and vice-president under John Adams.
(Unfortunately, John Adams and I did not get along!)
If you have not yet guessed who I am, perhaps my last clue will help – I was the third
president of the United States.
Who am I?

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Answer: Challenge: Level D, Number 4

Who Am I?
By Linda Billberg Andersen

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. I was
one of them. I also helped write this famous document that
announced that the thirteen states were no longer part of the
British Empire.
Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of
Independence on July 4, 1776. I died exactly fifty years later, on July 4, 1826.
I had many interests. I could speak well in five languages and was able to read in two
more languages. I liked to write. I penned about sixteen thousand letters in my life. Many
things that I wrote are still remembered. Here are three quotes attributed to me:
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.”
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”
I accomplished many things in my life and held a number of important jobs. I helped
establish the University of Virginia. I sold my large collection of books to congress and it
became the start of the present Library of Congress.
I worked as a lawyer. I served as governor of Virginia, a U.S. minister to France,
secretary of state under George Washington, and vice-president under John Adams.
(Unfortunately, John Adams and I did not get along!)
If you have not yet guessed who I am, perhaps my last clue will help – I was the third
president of the United States.
Who am I?
Answer: I am Thomas Jefferson.

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