Who Influenced Thomas Jefferson?

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There were a number of people that influenced Thomas Jefferson, but Lord Coke and Patrick Henry were considered major influences. When writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson borrowed the ideas of John Locke. Benjamin Franklin was also an inspiration in the writing of this document. You can find more information here: www2.vcdh.virginia.edu
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Thomas Jefferson was the third man to be President of The United States. He has said that Patrick Henry very much influenced his opinions and decisions while running in office.
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