• Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the USA.
    • Linda Joy
      Yes what things do you think he did right?
  • Well.... In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur'an. He understood that these peoples would eventually be future citizens and based much of his toleration ideas on the free and open societies of these peoples. Which unlike the Church and protestant rule in the West, were much more vibrant.
  • he got to be president
  • Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, borrowing the money from Barings Bank of London.
  • he mustve done something right if he became president
    • mushroom
      Actually, Jefferson's election was very contentious - a tie between Jefferson and Aaron Burr was decided when Alexander Hamilton influenced the House of Representatives to vote against Burr. This decision is cited as part of the conflict which led to Hamilton's death in a duel with Burr in 1804. And so went the "peaceful transfer of power" which takes place with every Presidential inauguration.
  • Oddly, Jefferson didn't consider the presidency the high point of his career. His tombstone calls him the author of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia. The presidency didn't make honorable mention
  • Jefferson is the president who gave religious freedom and Islam to the USA. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur'an. His interest in Islam did not belie his personal disdain for the faith, a sentiment then rampant among his Protestant contemporaries. But unlike most of them, by 1776 Jefferson could imagine Muslims as future citizens of his new country. The rancorous public dispute concerning the inclusion of Muslims, thus became decisive in the Founders' ultimate judgment not to establish a Protestant nation, as they might well have done. This is why it's laughable when rednecks cry about the USA being a "Christian" nation. Nothing could be further from the truth.
    • Linda Joy
      you're wrong, but entitled to your opinion.
  • Well, he wrote all those documents that Republicans like to claim to stand for but ignore whenever it's convenient for them.

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