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    Re: Erasing Jefferson?

    why remove jefferson off the bill when other president's were slave owners too?

    and i can't find anything on here. where did you find this info out from?

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    Re: Erasing Jefferson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chubz View Post
    However, I've found some information from pbs.org that seems to correlate with what you were saying. The DNA tested was looking at the Y chromosome, so it narrowed down the choices to 8 people:

    "Thomas, Randolph (Jefferson's brother), Randolph's 5 sons, and a cousin George and in 5 of Randolph's sons, who were in their teens or 20s when Sally Hemings was having children. Since no one has ever denied that it was likely that "some" Jefferson fathered at least one of Sally Heming's children, these recent DNA tests only provide more certainty to what we already knew or suspected. Since the only available DNA evidence comes from direct male lineal descendants of persons who have descended from a common male line with Thomas Jefferson (father, grandfather, etc.), the test is inherently nonspecific

    So it appears that at least one of them was gettin some luvin on the side, but due to the nonspecific nature of the DNA, they can't definately say who it was.
    Exactly. Now all you have to do is go to contemporary letters and journals at the time to get the rest of the picture. Evidently when Jefferson ran for office at one time his opponent dug up a malicious rumor about him and one of his slaves (Sally) and published it in the paper. It's not to different from what happens now. However if you read the letters from people that knew the family evidently most of them know about Jeffersons uncle (or was it his brother...or both) and Sally but didn't like to talk about it. They thought the rumor was absurd and treated it that way.

    Yet it has lived on because one of her kids claimed it was true. Who would you want to claim your father was if it was you? Rather ironic considering that according to DNA chances are the one who originally claimed it... wasn't even related.

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    Re: Erasing Jefferson?

    Actually Ive met Jeffersons Great, Great, Great Grandkids (or something like that). Both Black and White came to my politics class for just this same subject. Jefferson was involved with one of his slaves and she did have kids. No I dont think we should take him off the bill for this.

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    Re: Erasing Jefferson?

    Of course not, hell even Washington had slaves. Back then slavery was looked at in a different way. And having slaves doesn't change all the good he did. Whoever came up with this idea needs to be re-educated in history and commonsense.

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