High History / Part XXXXI / The Jeffersonian Democracy & Mockingbird

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His name became the homonym of the Jeffersonian democracy, he was both the founder and the leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, who would dominate the American political scene for about a quarter of a century. He was another framer who saw multiple benefits of hemp. He wrote extensively about best cultivation practices for hemp during his life.

"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."
Jefferson once reportedly said. That's because it was used to make rope, sails and other textiles that were essential for keeping colonial America's navy afloat.

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The 3RD POTUS

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, and a policy philosopher who promoted classical liberalism, republicanism and the separation of the state church. The second governor of Virginia (1779-1781), the first secretary of state (1789-1795), the second vice president of the United States (1797 - 1801), the third POTUS (1801 1809). The author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential of the "Founding Fathers".

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He was a lifelong linguist who could speak, write and read in all of English, French, Greek, Italian and German. He was an inventor and is credited with inventing the modern swivel chair, the first of which he constructed and used to write the Declaration of Independence.

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He was a voracious reader and studied the Quran as a young law student. He made his own version of the Bible in 1820, called The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, by cutting and pasting with a razor and glue passages from the New Testament.

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He believed that the new United States’ economy should be centered around agriculture rather than industry. He ran against John Adams in the presidential election of 1800. He fought a war against North African pirates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Barbary Wars

He popularize macaroni and cheese in the United States by serving it to dinner guests during his Presidency. He had a mockingbird named Dick that he kept at the White House (The first pet at the White House). Dick would perch on Jefferson’s couch or sit on the president’s shoulder as he worked. Jefferson sometimes put a piece of food between his lips, and the bird would take it from him.

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A Superior Being in the Form of a Bird

The Hemp Pioneer

He grew hemp and debated the best ways to process it for clothing and rope and he invented a tool to improve Hemp Harvesting.

In 1780, Jefferson asked Andrew Meikle (Scottish Engineer) to invent Threshing Machine to help assist in the manufacturing of hemp. Jefferson said,

Hemp is abundantly productive and will grow forever in the same spot, but the breaking and beating… is so slow, so laborious... a method of removing the difficultly of preparing hemp occurred to me, so simple and so cheap, that I return to its culture and manufacture.

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Is It Difficult To Believe That Jefferson Smoked Weed?

I believe he smoked and here is why:

  • He was a known hemp farmer and thought to be cultivating the plants for himself.

  • 1809 – 1865 was an era where #Hash was believed to expand the mind, and Jefferson was an ambassador to France during the hashish era.

  • It’s also widely known that hemp farmers did occasionally smoke the flowering tops of hemp plants.

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So It is safe to assume that Jefferson, like many other people at the time,

Smoked Cannabis.

#Cryptosmokers

Reference & Photos / Wikipedia / Mockingbird / Constitution Center /

Before Prohibition, when #Cannabis plants grew freely, many of Notable People throughout #History, created necessary contributions to the event of common Cannabis Usage, throughout the ages, from ancient civilizations, to queens, to presidents, to emperors. So, if missed out one celebrity of High History Series,

feel free to check :

Ramesses The Great / William Shakespeare / James Monroe / Queen Victoria / Marijuana Inside The Tomb / Hua Tuo / William Brooke O'Shaughnessy / Herodotus, Democritus & Dioscorides / Ottoman Empire / Cannabis Club / Henry VIII & Elizabeth I / St.Hildegard Von Bingen / Louisa May Alcott / Queen Hatshepsut / Scythians & Herodotus / Maya Angelou / Isak Dinesen / Margaret Mead / Carolus Linnaeus / Jean Baptiste Lamarck / Joan of Arc / Friedrich Nietzsche / Andre Breton / Christopher Columbus / Carl Edward Sagan / Oscar Wilde / John F. Kennedy / Pablo Picasso / Benjamin Franklin / Aleister Crowley / Mark Twain / Fitz Hugh Ludlow / Ford's High Car / The Godfather Of Weed / Timothy Leary VS United States / The First Potus - W&W / Pot & 4th Potus / The Navy's Father & The Peace Field / The Famed U.S. Army General - The First Frontier President / The 16th Potus - The Vampire Hunter /

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A true leader, both in thought and action. A truth teller and humanitarian. What have we become, that we allow ourselves to be controlled by such inferior “leaders” in our current time?
Will we ever see freedom again?
Great history as usual. Maybe if people are reminded of what truth and freedom look like they’ll see that what we have now isn’t even close.

AND BOY WAS HE RIGHT

Given how many founding fathers grew hemp, it's simply insane that it was ever made illegal. Racism is a hell of a drug that swept America :(

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So true...really boggles my mind...its like Pasta would suddenly made illegal right now, this is crazy....

Racism and Money are hell of a drugs...combined it is ever worse.

Good afternoon,,interesting article.

Another personality new to me, Thanks :) @lordoftruth

I have to disagree with your tag line, you're a great writer my friend.

You make history more fun then ny of my history teachers. Resmoked.