If Tom Jefferson had attended the Constitutional Convention, would there have been a United States?
Thomas Jefferson was an ardent State's Rightist and opposed the Constitution forged at the Constitutional Convention while he was away in France. It Jefferson who penned the words united States in the Declaration of Independence; he knew exactly what he was writing as did the framers of the Constitution who used the words United States.
A nation is erected by ideas (the European and French enlightenment) and by men. Without those men importing their revolutionary ideas, America would still be under the British allegiance.
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