Did Thomas Jefferson Created Equally?

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Thomas Jefferson once said “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Jefferson wrote these exact words in the document that is the foundation of this great nation. We all know this man’s accolades the Third President of the United States, the writer of the Declaration of the Independence and the founder of the University of Virginia. After watching the documentary on Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burn, he relays a great point of view. Did Thomas Jefferson actually mean that everybody was created equally? Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia to Peter and Jane Randolph. Peter his father a plantar died when Thomas was only fourteen years old and was raised by his mother who also had ten children. Jefferson and his siblings were homeschooled and taught by tutors, until they went to a school that was run by a Scottish minister. Jefferson eventually went to University of …show more content…
The words that spewed from his mouth struck the hearts of everyone. George Will a columnist quotes Abraham Lincoln who was the greatest student of Thomas Jefferson in the documentary Thomas Jefferson by saying “We are a nation dedicated to a proposition and Jefferson wrote the proposition.” Lincoln was saying this because the foundation that Jefferson helped pave for our young country are the same concrete foundation that holds this nation together. As for William Small, Jefferson’s professor at the University of William & Mary, filled Jefferson’s mind with knowledge of the minds of the greatest minds in the world. The philosophy that Jefferson wanted to be rooted in the minds of his fellow Americans was the philosophy that every man was created equal by

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