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Laws relating to inheritance and government positions

Name two specific laws relating to inheritance and government positions that Thomas Jefferson changed in his first term of office.

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Jefferson wanted to change inheritance laws to encourage widespread property ownership. He urged the abolition of primogeniture and entail on the grounds that these devices artificially hampered the transfer of land and undermined equal opportunity to acquire property. These land tenure systems allowed land transfers only to oldest male children, maintaining hereditary ...

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Name two specific laws relating to inheritance and government positions that Thomas Jefferson changed in his first term of office.

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