What were Thomas Jefferson's beliefs and values?
Thomas Jefferson favored poor farmers rather then rich business men. This was the major difference between him and John Adams, and is a huge part in why he won the election. John Adams didn't realize that most of the population was made up by the poor farmers. Although, Thomas Jefferson didn't believe in rights for women, this didn't impact his election because the only people that could vote were adult men who owned property. Also, in the Declaration of Independence where it stated that all men are created equal, it wasn't addressing women, children, or men that didn't own property.