Declaration of Independence: Original Draft (1776)

“THE MOST UNREMITTING DESPOTISM” by James Still, ©2016, (Aug. 1, 2016) — Thomas Jefferson used many opportunities to oppose slavery.   One example is his Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence.  John Adams, writing almost 50 years later, praised Jefferson’s original draft.  “I was delighted with its high tone, and the flights of Oratory […]