west-civ,hw1 - During his letter to Carrington Jefferson...

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History of Western Civilization II Professor Kent January 25, 2006 Thomas Jefferson had many reasons to be critical of European governments. For one, he has been living in America for years prior to the writing of this letter and had been dealing with what he felt to be unnecessary British rule. Thomas Jefferson expressed his belief in the importance of news and the corruption of power on those who were members of the governing bodies. He was critical of European governments because they operated on the opposite principles than those that America was founded on.
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Unformatted text preview: During his letter to Carrington, Jefferson compares European governments and their people to “wolves and sheep.” To Jefferson, the people were to play a much larger role on the function of the country and they were to guide the government officials in their decision-making. For these reasons, Jefferson felt that European governments were run incorrectly in order to give the people happiness....
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