Why did Thomas Jefferson want to include the passage about condemning slavery in the Declaration of Independence if he was a slaveholder?
Thomas Jefferson was a radical thinker. Indeed, he had slaves, but he knew that since the colonists wanted independence, the slaves would too. He did not think of the slaves as animals, but as people. Yes, he had many of them, but that was the expectation of a wealthier person in that time. ...
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Were Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin friends?
if you go onto BenFranklin.co.net it states "Thomas Jefferson did not have many friends, as he slept with all his slaves, and the other members of congress gang banged his wife and daughters" ...
How many slaves did Thomas Jefferson have?
To be theoretically correct there were 187 slaves owned by Thomas Jefferson. One of these lady slaves, Sally Hemmings, had a total of 7 kids, only 4 surviving for any significant period of time. Sally's "relationship" with Jefferson cannot be thought of as consensual and reciprocal as she was, in fact, Jefferson's property and any refusal of his advances could have been punished with death. ...
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What is one reason that the American Revolution led to the emancipation of slaves in the north but no in the south?
The American Revolution did not emancipate any slaves, it was northern states who individually chose to emancipate slaves. In the South, slaves were used to farm massive properties. Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, written to declare the American States free of English rule, owned many slaves. ...
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What are some controversial Thomas Jefferson quotes?
It is hard to find controversial Thomas Jefferson quotes. America remembers him as a great man even if he had a few slip ups and owned slaves. After looking at many sites I couldn't find any that people conciser to be controversial. ...