Thomas Jefferson Dbq Essay

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Thomas Jefferson is a famous founding father. He made our country what it is today. He had many important beliefs that helped shape our country. He believe that all men were created equal, a frugal government and a well informed public. Did Thomas Jefferson uphold his core beliefs about the government while he was in office? I do not believe that Thomas Jefferson betrayed his beliefs about government while in office. He denounced and criticized African Americans in a letter. He owned slaves and spent lots of money on the Louisiana Territory. According to Document 2, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Edward Coles about African Americans. In this letter Thomas Jefferson referred to African Americans as pests. He also called them disgraces

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