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Jefferson’s views on Slavery and Black People 2Jefferson’s views on Slavery and Black PeopleThomas Jefferson largely opposed slavery. However, his stance was controversial as he owned many slaves which he had inherited from his father. It is believed Jefferson was unable to free the slaves due to his growing debts. However, he condemned the British support of the slavetrade, terming it inhumane and a grave violation of human rights.In his efforts to end slavery, he used his presidency to spearhead constitutional reforms that criminalized slavery. In 1778, he influenced laws that banned slave importation in the state of Virginia, a move that stunned both local and international supporters of the trade (Jefferson 1785). Jefferson’s efforts to end and liberate the black people in America were so strong that he

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