The Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson Essay

1232 Words Nov 8th, 2016 5 Pages
When people choose a president, they typically want someone with intelligence, a good reputation, and a plan on how to improve and better the country. It’s always a risk voting someone into office because there is no way to fully know if the candidate will keep all of his promises. It has been this way since the beginning, and the only way to know if the candidate will keep his word is to elect him in and watch what he does during his term. Looking at past presidents such as Thomas Jefferson, people tend to place them on a pedestal. They only know what was taught to them in school, but usually don 't get the full story as of what the person was actually like. Thomas Jefferson was a very complex man with several flaws , one being his stance on slavery: but he left his mark on America because of his ability to make people agree with him, his foreign affairs policy and how he doubled the size of the country. Thomas Jefferson was a well established and respected man during his time. He was a Founding Father and one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was voted into office as the third president of the United States in 1801. He was a very intelligent man who knew what he wanted and went for it. He liked to have things done a certain way and was very particular about the way everything was done. Jefferson liked to be in control of every situation he was in. During his time in the white house, he hosted many dinner parties in which guests were chosen on…

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