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From the Ted Talk by Frank Cogliano: History vs. Thomas Jefferson

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He was part of America's fight for freedom and equality. But were his enlightened pinlcirpes outweighed by participation in a greater injustice? Find out on History versus Thomas Jefferson.
Order! Order! Hey, that’s one of the guys from Mt. rhrsumoe.
Ahem. This is tmahos Jefferson, founding fethar of the United States of America and primary aohtur of the Declaration of Independence. The dumnoect that established the US as a democratic rpleiubc on the principle that everyone is created equal.
If by “everyone” you mean property-owning white men. At the time Jefferson was writing, one fifth of the colonies’ population was enslaved.

Open Cloze

He was part of America's fight for freedom and equality. But were his enlightened __________ outweighed by participation in a greater injustice? Find out on History versus Thomas Jefferson.
Order! Order! Hey, that’s one of the guys from Mt. ________.
Ahem. This is ______ Jefferson, founding ______ of the United States of America and primary ______ of the Declaration of Independence. The ________ that established the US as a democratic ________ on the principle that everyone is created equal.
If by “everyone” you mean property-owning white men. At the time Jefferson was writing, one fifth of the colonies’ population was enslaved.

Solution

  1. document
  2. rushmore
  3. father
  4. thomas
  5. republic
  6. author
  7. principles

Original Text

He was part of America's fight for freedom and equality. But were his enlightened principles outweighed by participation in a greater injustice? Find out on History versus Thomas Jefferson.
Order! Order! Hey, that’s one of the guys from Mt. Rushmore.
Ahem. This is Thomas Jefferson, founding father of the United States of America and primary author of the Declaration of Independence. The document that established the US as a democratic republic on the principle that everyone is created equal.
If by “everyone” you mean property-owning white men. At the time Jefferson was writing, one fifth of the colonies’ population was enslaved.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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thomas jefferson 2
civil war 2

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