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3.8.3: Reading and Review Questions

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    1. In Notes on the State of Virginia, why does Jefferson believe that whites will treat Native Americans well, if the Native Americans surrender themselves to whites?
    2. How does Silouee’s defense of Colonel Byrd compare with Pocahontas’s defense of John Smith (as Smith described it)?
    3. In what ways are races of men unequal, according to Jefferson? Why? Why is the color of blacks’ skin important? According to Jefferson, what does it signify?
    4. According to Jefferson, why are Americans free from religious dissension? Are his views logical or logically expressed? Why?
    5. According to his autobiography, what motivates most of the revisions to his draft of the Declaration of Independence? To what effect are they made, do you think?

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