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In latest years, some negatives have been added, mainly two: The charge that he was inept as a farmer and businessman, since he died with a bankrupt property, thus comparing him unfavorably with Washington, who made Mt. Vernon a profitable farm/plantation. More prevalent, as a result of DNA exams and other political turmoil, the charge that both he or, no less than equally doubtless, a few of his male relatives have been the daddy of several youngsters with the slave Sally Hemings. A lesser accompaniment of this cost is an extra adverse comparison with Washington, who freed all his slaves upon the dying of himself and his wife.

I can not help however insert some of my very own observations here. Today, public education is plagued with issues that embody curriculum departures from Jefferson’s devotion to the explanation and logic espoused by the Enlightenment. In many instances, public education has …

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