Slavery and Monarchy

part 1 Compare the backgrounds of Jefferson and Paine; did Paine have an advantage or disadvantage by not being born in the colonies? Explain. Examine the language used in both documents; who is the audience for each writer? Why does Jefferson not discuss slavery in the Declaration? What did Paine and Jefferson say about the monarchy in their respective documents? Why does Jefferson focus more on the king than parliament? You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above.

 

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You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student BY NAME (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats. Part 2 Why do you think the accusations made by Callender were ignored during Jefferson’s lifetime and later by historians? Why do you think Madison Hemings’ assertions were ignored? Why do you think Callender’s claims failed to hurt Jefferson politically?

Do you think a similar scandal would hurt an American president or elected leader today? Why or why not? Based on Madison Hemings’ family history, how common was racial intermixing in 18th and 19th century Virginia? According to Eric Foner, how and why has the work of Annette Gordon-Reed fueled a controversy over the Hemings-Jefferson relationship? Should his relationship with Sally Hemings influence how we view Jefferson and his place in American history?

If no, why not? If yes, how should they influence how we view him? You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student BY NAME (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats. For more information on this check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery

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