Thomas Jefferson – hero or hypocrite?. Bio. Gov. of VA (1779-1781) Am. minister to France (1784-1789) GW’s Sec. of State (resigned 1793) Adams’ VP Won elections of 1800 & 1804. Hero?. Emphasized equality. Declaration Defended Af . Am.s clients for free. Helped to secure rights.
“ Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”
“[In accepting the Louisiana Purchase] it is the case of the guardian, investing the money of his ward in purchasing an important adjacent territory; and saving to him when of age, I did this for your good; I pretend no right to bind you; you may disavow me…I thought it my duty to risk myself to you.” (1803)
Chesapeake-Leopard Affair (1807)
Mulberry Row (slave quarters, service and industrial buildings)
Child of Betty Hemings and John Wayles
Resemblance to Martha Jefferson?