Short Answer Questions
Directions: Answer each question with the appropriate short response.
Short Answer Questions - Prologue
1. Who is probably the most beloved and admired of American presidents?
2. Who claims this president?
3. What do both William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow claim about Jefferson?
4. What do both Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover claim about Jefferson?
5. What does the author find surprising about an evening devoted to Jefferson in 1993?
6. Why does the audience not ask questions regarding Jefferson's slave ownership and relationship with Sally Hemings?
7. Who is Sally Hemings?
8. Who is reportedly the father of Sally Hemings?
9. Regarding Sally Hemings, of what is Jefferson regularly accused?
10. What issue does Ellis dismiss as "slanderous assaults?"
11. What is presentism?
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