Douglass Jefferson Declaration Of Slavery

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All men are created equal the word that echo throughout the american narrative but, how could the man who wrote this now famous phrase be a slave owner. Thomas Jefferson lived in a time were slavery was the norm. We will never fully comprehend how Jefferson felt about slavery. Historians are tasked with deciphering text to find out and come to the conclusion of how Jefferson felt towards slavery. There is no question Douglas L. Wilson argues Jefferson was a man of his time he was born into a slave holding society his friends and family owned slaves Jefferson own wealth was inherited and dependent on slave labor. Even through all this Jefferson still decided slavery should be abolished . Jefferson knew owning slaves was wrong yet he continued …show more content…
The paragraph states the king George has violated the most sacred right of life and liberty by transporting and selling slaves. While this paragraph does show that Jefferson care deeply enough about the slave cause as to put it in to the declaration of independence. The paragraph in the end was omitted from the document one could attribute that to the fact that other signer would note have agreed to it. Jefferson however does not speak of solely slaves while he does say there has been a grave injustice cause by King George he does not mention the injustice caused by the colonies. He is concerned with the white population that slaves might harm them because of king George urges them to talking away the whites liberty.In the end this article supports Finkelmen although Jefferson did not agree with slavery he was more concerned about what would happen to …show more content…
Jefferson says it would not cost him a second though if emancipation could be done effectively he says at the moment they have the wolf (the issue of slavery) by the ears they can no longer hold him or let him go safety Justice or self preservation. Jefferson struggles with the issue of emancipation he knew in a sense it was a ticking time bomb eventually a decisions would have to be made he also however knew that this would not be an issue with out bloodshed. Jefferson again was worried about the effects on whites and the danger they could be potentially put

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