Pay attention to what I am asking for. You will read the documents provided. Then answer the questions below in paragraph form.
200 words. After that I will submit the homework and the other students answers will populate. I will choose one of the students and you will have to reply to their answer in 100 words.
Here are the questions:
Why do you think the accusations made by Callender were ignored during Jefferson’s lifetime and later by historians? Why do you think Madison Hemings’ assertions were ignored?
Why do you think Callender’s claims failed to hurt Jefferson politically? Do you think a similar scandal would hurt an American president or elected leader today? Why or why not?
Based Madison Hemings’ family history, how common was racial intermixing in 18th and 19th century Virginia?
According to Eric Foner, how and why has the work of Annette Gordon-Reed fueled a controversy over the Hemings-Jefferson relationship?
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?