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"Oh, the misfortune! The Second Continental Congress is assembled and waiting for me! But my final draft of the Declaration has been stolen!"
―Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Prior thereto, he was elected the second Vice President of the United States, serving under John Adams from 1797 to 1801. A proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights motivating American colonists to break from Great Britain and form a new nation, he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level.


Jefferson is late to the Congress in Philadelphia, because his Declaration draft has been stolen, and he doesn't have enough parchment for a rewrite. After the player scrounges up parchment from a Minuteman, Jefferson jots down the important points and heads over to the Congress. The player matches up Jefferson's paragraphs with Benjamin Franklin's outline.

Jefferson is mentioned in the following case, where he is now the President.