Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826) is one the founding fathers of the United States of America. He was a participant in the American Revolution and an active politician afterwards. He was the third president. One of his most famous contributions to politics is the establishment of the Jeffersonian-Republican party which favored State governments over the centralized Federalist principles. Jefferson opposed Federalist policies such as a Federal Bank and relations with Britain. He did not like "entangling alliances" at all and avoided them during his presidency. His home is the famous "Monticello" in Viriginia. For a more extensive biography visit Wikipedia.