Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hashtags Gallery Update: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

In this lesson, students learned how Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence, advocated for a limited government and pushed for equal justice for all while being a slave owner. They learned how James Madison was considered as "Father of the Constitution" through his writings of Federalist Paper #10 and support for a representative democracy.

#MyDad - Thomas Jefferson reminds me of my dad because when you ask for a new pet, he doesn't want it, but then when you do get it, he ends up loving it and treating it like royalty. That kind of thinking doesn't make sense to me. Thomas Jefferson's thinking doesn't make sense either because he talked about equal justice for all, but at the same time is racist and a slave owner. How can you want equal justice for all, but still own slaves and be racist?

#MartinLutherKingJr - MLK had a vision for civil rights just like Madison had a vision what our government and constitution should be. Today, both of their visions live on, but still need a lot of work. Civil rights has a long way to go in this country and our Constitution stands, but things need to be changed.

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