March 10th in history:
On March 10th, 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed the U.S. minister to France, replacing Benjamin Franklin.
Nineteen years later, Jefferson was president… 39 more words
Source: Burkeley N. Riggs and Tamera D. Westerberg. Judicial Independence: An Historical Perspective The Independence of Judges Is….Requisite To Guard the Constitution and the Rights of the Individuals…74 Denv. 13 more words
Thomas Jefferson believed Freedom of Speech was necessary to a democracy not only because democracy requires that men be able to express dissent and air grievances without fear of reprisal, but also because it is a mechanism by which a society, and as such a democracy, improves itself. 1,503 more words