The following study is an attempt to provide a balanced account of Jeffersons remarkable legacy

The following study is an attempt to provide a balanced account of Jeffersons remarkable legacy

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The following study is an attempt to provide a balanced account of Jeffersons  remarkable legacy, celebrating the praiseworthy where possible and condemning the  profane when necessary. Such an even-handed approach is essential to an  understanding of Jefferson, as well as to a proper picture of what the United States has  been, and of what it has become. Nevertheless, in forming value judgments about the  past and its inhabitants, whether in positive or negative terms, the makers of history are  wise to remember that while they retain the capital advantage of looking backward, their  subjects, just as they themselves, forever were, are, and will be handicapped by the  blinding light of an ever-encroaching future. Although Christopher Columbus is popularly considered to be the foremost pioneer of  Renaissance European exploration in the Western Hemisphere, he spent most of his 
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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