What Makes Thomas Jefferson so Controversial? - Frank Cogliano

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 21 July 2023

Thomas Jefferson was a founding father of the United States — but were his principles outweighed by his participation in slavery?

Thomas Jefferson, founding father of the United States and primary author of the Declaration of Independence, was part of America’s fight for freedom and equality. But in his personal life, he held over 600 people in slavery. Are his enlightened principles outweighed by his participation in a greater injustice? Frank Cogliano puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Thomas Jefferson.

Lesson by Frank Cogliano, directed by Brett Underhill, PorkchopBob Studio.

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