the most moving words Jefferson wrote in the declaration of independence condemned slavery.
slaves should be free too.
we dont want to free our slaves we paid for.We will free them at our death.
Jefferson went against King George saying he " waged cruel war against human nature" by "captivating and carrying" a "distant people who had never offended him" into "slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither."
south Carolina and Georgia refused to sign anything that started slavery, they said it " violated the sacred rights of life and liberty."
people didn't want slaves to be free but Thomas Jefferson thought not only colonist but slaves should be free too.it was extreme difficult for a owner to release his slaves while he was alive.
Jefferson never freed his slaves but tried to outlaw the horrific practice again in 1784.then in 1789, as president he signed an ordinance prohibiting slavery in the Northwest territory's.
Thomas Jefferson went through a lot of struggles while writing the deceleration of independence because not very many people agreed with his great ideas, even though he was told to write it.