How Jeffersonian was Thomas Jefferson as president?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 4:49 am ad1c9bdddf
There is little doubt that Thomas Jefferson was a great man. He was our third President, co-authored the Constitution, and wrote the Declaration of Independence. His thoughts and views were numerous, and he did great things for this country during his presidency. However, he did not always practice what he strongly believed in. Therefore, he was not as "Jeffersonian" as he should have been.
Let us begin by discussing Thomas Jefferson's famous words from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." With this words Jefferson became a timeless hero of our independence. However, Jefferson's ownership ...
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