Johnson's Portrayal Of Jefferson

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1. How does Johnson’s portrayal of Jefferson challenge or support what you already knew about him? Johnson’s portrayal of Jefferson supports what we already knew of him. Jefferson had won the election over Adams and he was a passionate idealist. Johnson wrote that alleged he had a black mistress and he disapproved of slavery. Jefferson though slavery affected the masters than it does the slaves. On the contrary, he also believed that they were not capable of intelligence, however, later soon found a Black mathematician. Even with information and his dislike for slavery he still did not emancipate his slaves. One of the main reason why he did not so, he was in enormous debts up to his death. His taste in books and luxury items added to his
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