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Astrid1:

How would Thomas Jefferson's positions in government help him as secretary of state, and later president?

Naughtyyy:

Well he was white and a male so that helped (;

Astrid1:

So you are saying the government was Racist?

Downpour17:

\(\color{#0cbb34}{\text{Originally Posted by}}\) @Astrid1 So you are saying the government was Racist? \(\color{#0cbb34}{\text{End of Quote}}\) Well, back then yes. Technically.

Downpour17:

@mxddi3 You take over. This is awkward ;-;

Astrid1:

Okay, so does that mean Jefferson was capable of changing racism? And then he did, or did it downfall?

Downpour17:

He was capable, but I don't think he actually ever attempted to change it.

Downpour17:

@Tranquility Please take over, I suck at history ;-;

Naughtyyy:

Not sure that's quite what your teacher is looking for lol

Astrid1:

Okay, so he had the power to change but he didn't and yeah @Naughtyyy

Downpour17:

@snowflake0531

Naughtyyy:

I believe he did own slaves.

Downpour17:

This went wayyyy off topic

Astrid1:

Yeah. Honestly, May I please have some help instead of getting off topic?

ChloeMarcus:

Jefferson's political savvy led him to hold a number of governmental positions before becoming president: he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses when he was only 25

Astrid1:

That tells me about his job, and that seems to not lead me to the answer.

ChloeMarcus:

Ok how about this: Jefferson was appointed the United States Minister to France, and subsequently, the nation's first Secretary of State under President George Washington from 1790 to 1793.

ChloeMarcus:

nvm

mxddi3:

Hm, I'm not really sure what exactly your teacher is looking for here. There could be a variety of things. Maybe since he had already had some roles in the US government, he knew how to run it, and he knew what to expect. He had experience and that is something that is very pleasing in politics. Besides the fact he had a better understanding of the government structure, and he knew what could influence it and such, i'm not sure what else to put....

Astrid1:

Thanks for y'alls attempt to help and thank you mxddi3 also congrats on green. c:

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