Sample Outline: Thomas Jefferson

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Sample Outline: Thomas Jefferson


Thesis
:
As one of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson delivered the
“Inaugural Address 1805”
expressing his view on economic liberty and financial accountability therefore showing that he would
support Social Security

with stipulations.

I.

Thomas Jefferson is important in the past and the present. (Introduction)

A.

Thomas Jefferson was
third

President of the United States.

B.

His second “Inaugural Address” focused on domestic issues.

C.

Jefferson’s “Inaugural Address 1805” expres
sed his support of Social Security. (Thesis)

II.

Thomas Jefferson’s life shaped his ideals and beliefs during the founding of a New Nation.

A.

Jefferson inherited land and slaves from his wealth parents (Malone).

B.

Jefferson is said to have fathered the children of

Sally Hemings, his slave (Malone).

III.

His life experiences led him to be involved in the founding of a New Nation.

A.

He sympathized with French and American revolutionaries seeking equality (“Thomas”).

B.

He drafted
Declaration

proclaiming inherent rights for all

people (Malone).

IV.

The Founding Father’s Inaugural Address (1805) reveals his beliefs.

A.

Those who could not pay taxes would be adopted by State authorities. (
Inaugural Address
)

B.

Reserved income should be used to extend services (
Inaugural Address
).

V.

His Inaugu
ral Address (1805) contributed to the founding of a New Nation

A.

He stated his responsibilities in order to retain confidence of Americans (
Inaugural Address
).

B.

He recognized inherent equality for all people, including minorities (
Inaugural Address
).

VI.

Social
security would have been an interest of Thomas Jefferson.

A.

The U.S. social security system provides benefits to those in need (“Social Security”).

B.

Demands for benefits place increased strain on the supply of tax revenue (“Social Security”).


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VII.

If Thomas Jef
ferson were alive today, he would respond to the issue of social security.

A.

Jefferson treated his slaves with more care than other contemporary slave owners (Bacon).

B.

Jefferson believed that those who were financially able should give “cheerfully” through ta
xes
to support those in need (
Inaugural Address
).

C.

Jefferson would advocate for Social Security because it requires the majority to protect the
rights of the minority.

VIII.

We should use the Founding Father’s beliefs and writings today. (Conclusion)

A.

Jefferson’s
“Inaugural Address 1805” expressed his support of Social Security. (Thesis)

B.

Jefferson’s life and writing echoed his personal convictions and perspectives on current events.

C.

As our country faces new challenges the Founding Fathers never imagined, Americans
must
return to the beliefs and ideals that formed our
democracy
.



Works Cited

Bacon, Edmund. "The Slaves' Story: Mr. Jefferson's Servants." Frontline"
Public Broadcasting Service
. n.d.
Web. 2 Aug. 2012. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline>.

Inaugural

Addresses

of the Presidents of the United States.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O.: for sale by the
Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1989; Bartleby.com, 2001.
www.bartleby.com/124/
. Web 2 Aug 2012.

Malone, Dumas.
"Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson."
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
. N.p., n.d. Web. 31
July 2012. <http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/brief
-
biography
-
thomas
-
jefferson>.

"Social Security."
Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library
. New York:
Macmillan Reference USA,
2003.
Opposing Viewpoints Critical Thinking
. Gale. Baltimore County Public Schools. Web 2 Aug.
2012

"Thomas Jefferson."
The White House
. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2012.
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents>.

Baltimore County Public Schools




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Arts

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English Language Arts




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