Thomas Jefferson was a man with new ideas and open minded ideals.Unlike most of his fellow politicians, he had his own strong beliefs and looked for answers in the questions instead of around them.Jefferson said that "the state of peace is that which most improved the manners and morals, the prosperity and happiness of mankind."Most people would just interpret peace as no war or a unified people, but Jefferson defines it more intensely.He explains that improved manners and morals could provoke a people to come together and understand each other thus getting along together.Also Jefferson says that the only way to a peace of the people is for them to prosper and be happy.This is a basic human emotion, if we are not happy it reflects on our actions and judgment.Jefferson was definitely a thinker before his time, almost like a philosopher of human emotions and ideals.
On the subject of Native Americans Jefferson only wanted them to grow into an industrial society and let their people prosper.Jefferson sated in this 2nd inaugural speech that "The aboriginal inhabitants of these countries I have regarded with the commiseration their history inspires. Endowed with the faculties and the rights of men, breathing an ardent love of liberty and independence, and occupying a country which left them no desire but to be undisturbed, the stream of overflowing population from other regions directed itself on these shores. Without power to divert or habits to contend against, they have been overwhelmed by the current or driven before it. Now reduced within limits too narrow for the hunter’s state, humanity enjoins us to teach them agriculture and the domestic arts, to encourage them to that industry which alone can enable them to maintain their place in existence and to prepare them in time for that state of society which to bodily comforts adds the improvement of the mind and morals.; Jefferson understands th…