Natural Rights and Thomas Jefferson, Attorney at Law

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  • High-School

The following paper, written by an AP Student, explores the impact Thomas Jefferson's law career, from the beginning of his formal studies to his contributions to to Virginia Law, had on his ideology regarding natural rights. This ideology lives on today, forming the centerpiece of the American ideal.

 

By Melody Joy Basinger, Arcadia High School