What stood out for me today was that I really got to know the life of Thomas Jefferson. I couldn't believe he was basically forced to be a slave owner because Jefferson's father and father-in-law were slave owners so he inherited it. I always thought Jefferson was a hypocrite because he said in the Declaration that all men were created equally. I also learned that Jefferson was saying that in the future he hopes Man will be created equal. Unfortunately, we haven't reached that, but I'm sure one day America will reach our goal that we haven't reached for hundreds of years.
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