Thomas Jefferson'S Life: Tell It The Way It Is!



Thomas Jefferson over the coarse of history has appeared to be generally favorable. Although many writers such as Levy and Brodie seek to tarnish the image of the great liberal leader, he still remains as one if the most idolized leaders in the history of the world.
Gordon S Wood writes of Jefferson's life much like a reporter explaining his life and listing the motives that brought him to do all the things that he did. These range from the promotion of the "Enlightenment" to why he abandoned the country that he helped build. Wood generally wanted to repair and glorify the image of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the author of the Declaration of ...

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The last essay dealt with the similarities in the essays of John Locke and the Declaration of Independence. After Wood summarizes these essays he tells it how it is. Jefferson was not perfect, but he wanted what is best for the common good for all and the future for Americans.
Wood then picks these essays apart by describing Jefferson as a virtuous, trusting, rational student that always looked to the future. Jefferson was very much all of these things. Because of this, he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders ever.

Jefferson came from a well off family in Virginia. They believed that education was the key to success so they hired private tutors to teach their son. Later on he went to Williamsburg University and continued his education in the arts and in law. At this time there were not to many dreamers though. The first fiction novelist Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe only 37 years before he was born. Imaginative science fiction writers have not emerged yet ...

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