Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* Jefferson is probably the most beloved and admired of American presidents and is claimed by opposing groups and individuals.
* Jefferson inherits Sally Hemings from the family of his wife, Martha Wales.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* John Wales, Martha Wales' father, is reported to be the father of Sally Hemings.
* Jefferson is frequently accused of having a...
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