Who is Thomas Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States of America and the author of the Declaration of Independence.
Imagine forming a brand-new country. New rules are needed, so everyone knows how to treat each other and what the goals of the new world will be.
The Declaration of Independence was written to set up the new American government.
Jasmine took a trip to Virginia where she got to visit the home Thomas Jefferson lived. He built the house on a hill he named “Monticello” where he intended to raise his family. He and his wife, Martha, had six children altogether. The above photographs are of the gardens that the slaves worked.
First Photo: This is a picture of the front of the Monticello
Second Photo: This is the Reflection Pool which is toward the side of the house near a path that leads to the garden.
Third Photo: This is where Mrs. Rachel Phillips is buried, she invested and lived in the Monticello after both Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson passed.
Fourth Photo: This is the garden that overlooked the valley.
Thomas Jefferson was a believer in independence and freedom for people of the new world. But, he also owned slaves. The slaves ran his home and estate. While he freed some of his slaves over the course of his life, he did not free them all. It seems “freedom” had to come in phases. Today, Americans believe ALL people should be treated fairly and equally. Do you treat everyone fairly?