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The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson

Friday, October 5th, 2012

This article examines the following:

“With five simple words in the Declaration of Independence—“all men are created equal”—Thomas Jefferson undid Aristotle’s ancient formula, which had governed human affairs until 1776: “From the hour of their birth, some men are marked out for subjection, others for rule.” In his original draft of the Declaration, in soaring, damning, fiery prose, Jefferson denounced the slave trade as an “execrable commerce …this assemblage of horrors,” a “cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life & liberties.” As historian John Chester Miller put it, “The inclusion of Jefferson’s strictures on slavery and the slave trade would have committed the United States to the abolition of slavery.”

That was the way it was interpreted by some of those who read it at the time as well. Massachusetts freed its slaves on the strength of the Declaration of Independence, weaving Jefferson’s language into the state constitution of 1780. The meaning of “all men” sounded equally clear, and so disturbing to the authors of the constitutions of six Southern states that they emended Jefferson’s wording. “All freemen,” they wrote in their founding documents, “are equal.” The authors of those state constitutions knew what Jefferson meant, and could not accept it. The Continental Congress ultimately struck the passage because South Carolina and Georgia, crying out for more slaves, would not abide shutting down the market…”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Little-Known-Dark-Side-of-Thomas-Jefferson-169780996.html#ixzz28RwQYkDr

 

Campaign Commercials Website

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Living Room Candidate Website .  This website provides hundreds of U.S. presidential television campaign advertisements from 1952-2012.  This is potentially a useful resource for 299 papers, and is an example of a “good” website.

1993 Article on Osama bin Laden

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The below article is a good example of the potential uses of primary sources — it is an article published in 1993 by Robert Fisk about an obscure Saudi who became involved in fighting Soviet imperialism in Afghanistan: Osama bin Laden.

Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace: The Saudi businessman who recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan. Robert Fisk met him in Almatig

 

 

PowerPoint pres. part 2

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The Minute Men during the American Revolutionary War2

Final Paper

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The Battle of Yorktown Final Paper

final paper draft

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The Minute Men and the American Revolutionary War draft

PowerPoint pres. part 1

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The Minute Men during the American Revolutionary War

Final Lit review

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The Minute Men during the American Revolution Lit review final2

Bibliography

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Bibliography book

Bibliography online

History Book Review

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

history book review

history book review 2

I was not sure if we were supposed to go to like Amazon for a book review but I found these on JSTOR.  They are book reviews on history topics.  I hope this is correct.