Thomas Jefferson and the Problem with Slavery

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Thomas Jefferson and the Problem with Slavery

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1Thomas Jefferson and the Problem with SlaveryNameCourseDate2Thomas Jefferson was amongst the American instituting individuals whose views on theservitude debate were rather multi-faced and inconsistent. He comes out clearly to state that allmen were created equal and thus their civil rights to freedom should be respected andimplemented1. He was at the forefront of providing an environment for abolishment of slavery asopposed to participating directly in it by his immediate actions.Jefferson put it that every man had equal civil liberties. In as much as Jefferson wasrooting for the abolishment of slavery, he was one of the slaveholders. He was in a dilemma ashe inherited some of the slave workers and continued to utilize their services during the course ofhis abolishment crusade. Though he treated his slaves in a different and more human mannerthan most of the slave owners in Virginia, Jefferson played it safe with the public by calculatinghis actions carefully. His significance, thus, stands on the role he played in setting up a climate ofestablishments of bills or laws to ease the burden of the slaves and move towards justice andequal rights. To fulfil

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