America's First Daughter Quotes

Laurie Kamoie and Stephanie Dray
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Sons of a Revolution fight for liberty. They give blood, flesh, limbs, their very lives. But daughters… we sacrifice our eternal souls.
-- Patsy Jefferson (July 5, 1826)

Importance: From the very beginning of the novel, Patsy reflects on her life as the daughter of Thomas Jefferson. She understands how critical her father and others were who led the American Revolution and how much their families – including their daughters – had to pay for their work. Patsy is no different. She has had a long and storied history with her father which will now be revealed.

For I’m not only my father’s daughter, but also a daughter of the nation he founded. And protecting both is what I’ve always done.
-- Patsy Jefferson (July 5, 1826)

Importance: Here, Patsy explains much of her existence. It has always been about protecting her father and protecting the country he helped to found. She has always strived to do both, usually at her own expense...

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