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When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.  - Thomas Jefferson
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As quoted in: "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States", National Archives and Records Service, 1984, p. 672

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Born: April 13, 1743

Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 83)

Nationality: American

Occupation: President

Bio: Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris.

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