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Thomas Jefferson being a brat thank you

Storyboard Text

  • The white colonizers ventured to the Americas in 1781. Originally, they had hoped that the white men and Native Americans could live together on the same land.
  • The Native Americans were living happily on their land. They used their trades of hunting, fishing, and fowling while living in their settlements.
  • The goal originally was for Native Americans and the white people to live in peace. Jefferson hoped the two peoples could "long continue to smoke in friendship together."
  • The white people came to disrupt peace on the Native American settlements. Jefferson, and other white general saw themselves as superior to the Native Americans, and believed that the American land was theirs to own.
  • The Native Americans were "encouraged" by the white colonizers to abandon hunting and turn to agriculture. As Jefferson put it, "The extensive forests necessary in the hunting life will then become useless."
  • As Native Americans farmed lands for white land owners, these white colonizers gained extreme profit. This profit only continued to get larger as slavery became a common form of labor work and profit for white's as well.
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