Defend and keep this mans reputations alive and well

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defend and keep this man’s reputations alive and well when it shouldn’t have been this way in the first place. This brings such a uproar in this situation because people want to see Thomas Jefferson the great person, President of the United States as a well respected man. But then on the other hand there are people that see that it was wrong, such as, was it rape, psychological coercion, sexual bargain or was
there a deeper meaning to all of it. People see it as there wasn’t enough evidence to support the mischievous side of the scandal, so they had to go with the good side that they could prove to everyone. Should his relationship with Sally Hemings influence how we view Jefferson and his place in American history? If no, why not? If yes, how should they influence how we view him?

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