2011 Summer Intern in Education and Visitor Programs Department.
I personally think that Jefferson wouldn't be tweeting his fellow Founding Fathers if he had the chance. We all know that Jefferson believed in government rooted in local communities e.g a government of the people. I think that Jefferson believed that the best way to foster these communities that ultimately made up the government was through personal contact. A Tweet for Jefferson just would not have been personal enough. I think Jefferson would have seen some internet forms of connection and perhaps even texting, as separating people instead of bringing them together. By communicating only via text or tweet one would lose the personality present in face-to-face interactions and in , to some degree, hand-written letters. Therefore I think Jefferson would still be writing letters while encouraging grassroots meetings for both social and political purposes. But right next to his polygraph I think he would absolutely have a web-cam to communicate with communities all over the US. I think Jefferson, who didn't really enjoy public speaking, would really enjoy the ability to talk one-on-one and even to small groups all the way across the country.