By David Barton
America, in such a lot of methods, has forgotten. Its roots, its objective, its identity―all became shrouded in the back of a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its founders, to slot inside of a misshapen smooth world.
The time has come to recollect again.
In The Jefferson Lies, popular historian David Barton units out to right the distorted photo of a once-beloved founding father, Thomas Jefferson. to take action, Barton tackles seven myths head-on, including:
* Did Thomas Jefferson rather have a toddler through his younger slave woman, Sally Hemings?
* Did he write his personal Bible, except for the elements of Christianity with which he disagreed?
* was once he a racist who adversarial civil rights and equality for black Americans?
* Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and country, recommend the secularizing public life?
Through Jefferson's personal phrases and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the guy from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a guy who respected Jesus, a classical Renaissance man―and a guy whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a greater international for this country and its posterity. For the USA, the time to recollect those truths back is now.
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19 The town grew chaotically, with wooden buildings appearing at the whim of their owners who sometimes ignored the platted dirt streets. Mud was a perennial problem, especially in the spring and fall, and, of course, if the winter was not cold enough, the endless mud pits did not freeze over. Most houses huddled near the river, and sanitation presented a problem. The corner of State and Madison seemed far from the town center. Early residents, even Yankees, often dressed in deerskin and at times painted their faces like Native Americans.
Parmalee and Company Omnibus Line, 1855. 23 In many ways Chicago remained a frontier settlement. No public transportation existed, so many Chicagoans lived near or in the same building in which they worked. This “walking-city” meant congestion and the unintended integration of Chicago by race, ethnicity, and social class. Until the 1850s, Chicago remained very much a male city. Few institutions for the young, such as schools, existed. A more equitable gender balance grew in the 1850s as the city acquired the characteristics of a nonfrontier settlement.
The Aurora Branch in September 1850. ” Within seven years, Chicago became the center of the nation’s railroad industry. In 1855, seventeen railroad lines made their way to and from the city, including the new vital rail connection to the East Coast. The federal government gave out massive land grants to the railroads as they soon fulfilled their promise to unite the country with a national market as rail lines reached out from Chicago in every direction. Nothing succeeds like success, and soon other railroads radiated from the city.
The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson by David Barton