Monday, July 6, 2020

Another Brick from that Wall

From the New York Times,
Mr. Truscott is a journalist.

Opinion | I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial. 

1 comment:

Bill Maune said...

Ended international slave trade

Jefferson banned the international slave trade on March 2, 1807.
In 1806, Jefferson denounced the international slave trade and called for a law to make it a crime. He told Congress in his 1806 annual message, such a law was needed to "withdraw the citizens of the United States from all further participation in those violations of human rights ... which the morality, the reputation, and the best interests of our country have long been eager to proscribe." Congress complied and on March 2, 1807, Jefferson signed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves into law; it took effect 1 January 1808 and made it a federal crime to import or export slaves from abroad.