#3 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of third president Thomas Jefferson. (b. 1748 - d. 1782). She died after eleven years of marriage, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life after promising her he would never remarry. Her death also was 18 years before Jefferson was elected president in 1800. No facial image of her survives. This portrait was based on contemporary descriptions and executed 183 years after her death.
This video worksheet allows students learn about the problems Thomas Jefferson faced in acquiring the Louisiana Territory from France. The video clip is only three minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.This video worksheet works great as a Do Now Activity or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan on the Louisiana Purchase.
MARTHA WAYLES SKELTON, a widow, married Thomas Jefferson in 1748. The strain of frequent pregnancies weakened Martha so gravely that Thomas curtailed his political activities to stay near her. He noted in his account book for Septr 6, 1782 "My dear wife died this day at 11-45 A.M." He did not remarry. Only two of their children survived infancy. Daughter Martha 'Patsy'Jefferson Randolph served as his first lady during his presidency.
Frederick Madison Roberts was an American newspaper owner and editor, educator and business owner who was the first known man of African American descent elected to the California State Assembly. He has been honored as the first person of African-American descent to be elected to public office among the states on the West Coast. He was the great-grandson of Sally Hemings and is widely believed to be the great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.