Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (13 Aprile 17434 Julie 1826) wis ane o the foondin faithers o the Unitit States o Americae. He wrate the Unitit States Declaration o Unthirldom an wis efter the third Preses o the Unitit States. He wis a snar constructionist, meanin he believed the federal government alane haed pouers leemitit tae juist whit wis written in the Constitution, an naething mair. E'en sae, he brak his ain staundart bi sendin navy ships tae Algiers an bi buyin the Louisiana Territory frae Fraunce, baith o whit wisna pouers grantit in the Constitution. He wis verra sib wi the Anti-Federalists, a group that thocht the Constitution gien ower muckle pouer tae the naitional govrenment, awtho durin the ratification collieshangie, he threapit tae be on naither side.

Syne aboot 1802, it haes been jaloused that Jefferson faithert bairns bi ane o his sclaves, Sally Hemings. Houaniver, naething haes iver been pruived ae wey or the ither, an this bides a maiter o debate.