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Unformatted text preview: any human rights in reference to slavery. That the framers knew no better than what society had taught them. That it was simply part of the culture. In lecture, Professor Sargent provided evidence Jefferson had varying opinions in regards to the moral issues of slavery. It was said that Jefferson believed that slavery was a violation of human rights and all that it was, overall, not justified. But Jefferson also understood that slavery was an established staple of society that could not be changed without serious economic implications. This understanding of Jefferson provides a contrasting view to Taneys characterization of the founding fathers. Taney suggest that the founding fathers did not realize that slavery was unjustified because it was so entrenched in their culture, while Professor Sargent provides evidence that they did recognize slavery as unjustified and did not know how to deal with the matter at the time....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course L&S 140D taught by Professor Laqueur during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '11