Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote the famous line “all men are created equal,” was a life-long slave-owner. Over the course of his life, he would own 600 human beings, and at any given time there would be roughly 100 slaves living and working on and around Jefferson’s plantation and farms. This handout describes Thomas Jefferson’s views on slavery.
- Descriptive Text, Media, Research (Digests of Primary Sources)
- Subject: Foundations of Democracy
- Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12