Slavery And The Founding Fathers Summary

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Marcos Valencia American Studies Mr. Bagwell Founding Fathers and Slaveholders This article gives the authors opinion on slavery and the founding fathers. When I was a kid I was taught about slavery and the founding fathers separate from each other and I never thought about them owning slaves. As I grew up I started to realize that both subjects are connected. This article goes over two people; Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. This article states that Washington would free his slaves while Jefferson did not. It also mentions the fact that Jefferson did not complete that much during his presidency. On the other, Washington is remember more kindly by history because he managed to “accomplish" more during his presidency than Jefferson
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