Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson
America’s Declaration of Independence asserted that ‘all men are created equal’, but that assertion didn’t extend to women, or to men who were slaves. But if Thomas Jefferson had had his way, at least slaves would have been equal. Due to the economic concerns of the rest of founding fathers, the anti-slavery passage he penned […]
Americans probably know this, but for all you non-Americans – did you know that three of the country’s founders were even patriotic in death? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th, 1826, and James Monroe on July 4th, 1831.
On June 18th, 1812, the United States declared war on Britain. This declaration was the start of what would be known as the War of 1812, probably because that’s just so much easier to say than the more accurate ‘War of 1812-14’. It was sparked by American resentment to some of Britain’s high-handed responses to […]