How Lincoln—and others—have seen the founding generation.
First, thank you for writing the book differ, we must! Second, without the founding fathers, there would be no talk of freedom and equality for anyone, we would all be subjects of some monarchy or dictatorship? Slavery dates back to the beginning of time, and still exist in various forms today.
Further, it seems from your book and Meacham‘s biography of Jefferson, that both were expert at determining where progress was possible and achieving it.
Last, history proved both Lincoln and Jefferson correct. Lincoln, having ended the formal institution of slavery. And Jefferson and others, having formed a country where freedom can exist. But where the ending of slavery almost destroyed that country.