He was also governor of Virginia and the U.S. Minister to France. He later became Vice President under President John Adams and finally became President of the United States himself serving from 1801 to 1809. Among his accomplishments is the writing of the Declaration of American Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia.Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, was skilled in many different areas and he was extremely well educated. He was an, in fact, an architect, an author, an inventor, an archeologist, a lawyer, and a paleontologist. He was also a statesman and a horticulturist.Aside from having been President of the United States and a key figure in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Declaration of Independence is perhaps what Thomas Jefferson is most famous for, Based upon the same natural rights theory contained in A Summary View, to which it bears a strong resemblance, the Declaration of Independence made Jefferson internationally famous(Gavan 701).Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, served as President from 1829 to 1837: Jackson is perhaps best known for his appeal to the common, working man, Less educated and less schooled in government than many of his political opponents, Jackson had leaped to national fame in the War of 1812 as the hero of the Battle of New Orleans and had captured the imagination and dedicated loyalty of a vast segment of the American population (Brown 155).Andrew Jackson is best known for challenging the powers of the federal government and reshaping democracy as we know it, In an age of intense nationalism and increasing nationalization of social and cultural life, Jacksonian democracy paradoxically resulted in a shift of power from the federal government to the states(Kelly 200).Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson were both countrymen, having served the United States in many ways prior to serving as Presidents.