I have been reading the book, America's First Daughter by
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie about Martha Jefferson.
It is partially fiction but it led me to do some research
about the election of 1800 between Thomas Jefferson and
John Adams. Some of the vile slanders that were hurled
were that John Adams was an evil tyrant and a criminal.
Thomas Jefferson was purported to be dead, an atheist and
a swindler who was the off spring of a mulatto and an
Due to a defect in the constitution which has now been remedied, The vice president and the president were voted
on separately and received the same number of votes. The
election had to be resolved in the house. Alexander Hamilton was instrumental in getting Thomas Jefferson elected because of the lesser of two evils argument.
Civil war was feared and the militia was on alert.
Does this not tell us that history repeats itself over
Get the book if you can, it is fascinating. We all know
about Sally Hemmings and I think this has been confirmed
by DNA. She had numerous children and due to infant
mortality at the time only a few survived.