Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
During this documentary, various government leaders, scholars, and writers examine the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson. Former President Jimmy Carter and highly regarded columnist George F. Will offer appraisals of Jefferson's contributions to American history that in some ways reflect the differing views of Democrats and Republicans on various topics. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor offer her insights on how the courts have interpreted various laws passed in light of the Declaration of Independence and other documents and how they continue to be re-interpreted over time. Jefferson scholar Merrill D. Peterson offers his own thoughts about how the culture Jefferson grew up in influenced his values and the choices he made in his adult life.
farming, politician, President, slavery