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He owned around 175 slaves.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
They are tearing down the statue of Lewis and Clark in Charlottesville Va because Sacajawea is posed lower than their figures. Gotta go! This is his hometown mind you (Jefferson's) home of UVA (which he founded).
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
Here remains the pedestal upon which the statue of Thomas Jefferson once stood.
He helped write the declaration of independence.
He fought for the religious freedom found in our constitution.
He served as a minister to France, a governor of Virginia, the first US Secretary of State, VP for John Adams, and Third President of the United States.
He established the United States Military Academy at West Point.
He spearheaded the acquisition of fertile land from the French for what was the largest territorial gain in U.S. history.
He stood behind said gain and created the Corp of Discovery with Lewis and Clark, establishing the claim from the Europeans.
He abolished slave trade in the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. Taking effect in 1808.
He rebuilt the Library of Congress after destruction from the British in 1814 by selling his personal library of 6,487 books.
He founded the University of Virginia and was also the principle designer of the buildings. *wink
His wrote “Notes on the State of Virginia”, considered to be the most important American book published in it’s time.
He owned around 175 slaves.
In 2020 a small militia of protestors tore the statue down.
Please enjoy this historical marker and QR Code.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1946)
In 1779, as a practical solution to end the legal enslavement of humans, Jefferson supported gradual emancipation, training, and colonization of African-American slaves rather than unconditional manumission, believing that releasing unprepared people with no place to go and no means to support themselves would only bring them misfortune.
he pretty much fought his whole life to end slavery
Thomas Jefferson hypocrisy regarding slavery saw him denounce the practice as malignant while running a labor camp on his property — and legislatively oppose the practice of slaveholders freeing their slaves for fear of a rebellion
Ultimately, his own 1785 book Notes on the State of Virginia made it clear how he felt about black people. He referred to them as orangutans, and said they have “a very strong and disagreeable odor” — and that they were “inferior to the white in the endowment of both body and mind.”
Jefferson Was A Pedophile Who Raped A Slave Named Sally Hemings