Summary Of All Men Are Created Equal By Thomas Jefferson

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Everyone knows the famous quote that Thomas Jefferson argued: “All Men are Created Equal.” In the article “Jefferson and charcuterie issues” by Douglas L. Wilson and “Jefferson and Slavery” by author Paul Finkelman. They give insight as one can assume the past can alter perceptions of the future this is called presentism. In other words, attitudes based on the past can reflect present-day life experiences. While most Americans would say, Thomas Jefferson used double standards when it came setting free his own slaves, Other believed he was immoral wanting to free slaves. Some would say Jefferson was a sanctimonious person. Who should practice what he preaches?

Undoubtedly, based on the readings Jefferson displayed duplicity issues concerning …show more content…

The view on servitude and Thomas Jefferson is rather confusing. A person who wants the best for you, even though they cannot give you the best. The reader evaluates this illation by reviewing the information on Jefferson. Jefferson concerned himself with social morals, but what would others think? How will I maintain my lifestyle if they are free, yet they deserve to be treated unjustly. Being said, yes Thomas Jefferson wanted the best for slaves, he believed they should no longer be captives. In other words, let's teach them how to live on their own in society. Ironically Jefferson was apart of an association to diminish slavery, an elite men of letters. Their approach was aggressively against slavery even so Thomas Jefferson cowardly suppressed his personal feelings on the matter. Also Jefferson said he would not sell slaves, but when in debt was more than willing. Unfortunately, looking at Thomas Jefferson's standpoints from the outside in the reader would see this as …show more content…

Then our second source by author “Jefferson and Slavery.” by Paul Finkelman In this article, issues flare that instead of trying to terminate slavery Thomas Jefferson selfishly sustained it. The author describes how “Jefferson could not live without slaves.” He tells how they prepared his meals, build his home and maintained his land, yet he never felt remorse. Jefferson would say no matter how tough life was for slaves, it was far worse for whites. Additionally, Jefferson troubled that eventually the races would merge as one. Paul Finkelman saw Thomas Jefferson far differently. In other words, an ignorant, self-centered and greedy man. Thomas Jefferson felt that slaves in-powered whites and kept their way of life at

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