Thomas Jefferson: ‘You should not revere us [the Founding Fathers]; you should take from what works for you’

John Williams

This image shows an 1876 engraving titled “Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776” made available by the Library of Congress. On that day, the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations began within days: parades and public readings, bonfires and candles and the firing of 13 musket rounds, one for each of the original states. Nearly a century passed before the country officially named its founding a holiday. ( J. Trumbull, W.L. Ormsby via AP)

Thomas Jefferson joins John Williams to talk about important events that occurred on July 4. And our third president addresses current events, including why it wasn’t that easy for him to free his own slaves.

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