t has been found that Jefferson was always ambivalent in his political views regarding Slavery.
From a political ideology, he wanted emancipation of slaves; in 1769 he wanted to bring in a law that emancipated slaves. He had taken a number of political initiatives to ensure that the slaves in the region were emancipated. However, he himself had slaves. This ambivalence had caused people confusion. They did not understand who the real Jefferson was and what ideals he wanted to profess to the people as leader of the nation. There was criticism made by the people regarding the stance taken by Jefferson and his actions. It should be noted that Jefferson was instrumental in framing Declaration of Independence in the year 1776. He was a strong proponent for equality. This had paved the way for modern American ideologies. Jefferson always stated that slavery was detrimental to the owner and the slaves. He had a number of prominent virtues that has been admired by the masses. The reason that has been attributed to the action of holding slaves was purely circumstantial. He is also a man who was trapped by the political, economical and cultural facets of the generation. It is not known in reality how he treated the slaves or what reason he chose to have slaves nor is his true relation to Hemmings known to the world. However, it should be noted that his political actions has paved the way for overall positive growth and liberation of the slaves in modern times. He was essentially stuck into the values prevailing in the society. His vices are much known, and so are his ideals. The vices of Jefferson could be highlighted or the effective actions taken by Jefferson can be factored in while deciding as to what sort of a person Jefferson was to the society. He had also taken a strong stand against colonialism and fought for the independence of the nation. He was a truly inspirational leader but he also had undertaken some action that was detrimental to the stand he had taken.
Ultimately, in the end, it is up to the individuals to choose which values to respect in Jefferson. From a personal standpoint, it needs to be noted that he had paved the way for equality and egalitarianism in the societies. He was instrumental in bringing changes to the societies. He essentially promoted equality and wanted to abolish slavery and this standpoint needs to be respected.
Jefferson had written the Declaration of Independence and he was also instrumental in passing the Virginia constitution and also in Declaration of Independence. He was an avid proponent for emphasizing and instilling equality and egalitarianism in the societies. It has been found that he had prevented slavery by singing into the law that abolishes slavery in 1807. He encouraged the people to stop slavery and was involved in numerous efforts to ensure that there was no slavery in the region. But the issue was that he himself had slaves and was stuck to the cultural beliefs prevailing in the region. This made people question the real stand of the President. He was involved in a number of issues from his personal life. It is ultimately a personal standpoint to choose whether to respect him for the numerous efforts he had taken for equality among men or choose to disregard his actions based on his personal activities or vices. From a personal standpoint, it needs to be considered that Jefferson was a man who had paved the way for modern equality in the society and that factor needs to be respected.
To conclude, Jefferson was an exceptional leader and deserves to be celebrated for his political ideologies that profess equality among men. This does not mean his personal vices should be ignored. It simply means to factor in the achievements made by the leader for the masses.