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Anson: What Thomas Jefferson did in Bordeaux

Thomas Jefferson only spent five days in Bordeaux so didn’t get too much done. He was a symbol of friendship between America and France but this article claims John Adams should get more credit for that. Adams did more to deserve it and these accomplishments are mentioned here. This will prove interesting for anyone who enjoys reading about presidential history.

Key Takeaways:

  • this is perhaps a good week to look at one of the most Europe-friendly of all previous commanders-in-chief; Thomas Jefferson, the third president of America from 1801 to 1809.
  • There isn’t a statue of Jefferson in Bordeaux, and nor are there any roads named after him, but he undoubtedly made a contribution to the history of this city.
  • American exports overall plummeted from US$108 million to US$22 million and large parts of the country were brought to their knees.

“Things went a little downhill from there, and might stop us holding up Jefferson as a champion of an outward-looking America – although to be fair it was England and France causing trouble again by endless wars.”

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/thomas-jefferson-bordeaux-wine-353642/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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