20 Most Controversial Things You Don’t Know About Historical Presidents

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17. Thomas Jefferson Is Said To Have Had A Stutter And Was Terrible At Public Speaking

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Presidents are supposed to be commanding and articulate, right? This wasn’t the case for Thomas Jefferson. As the third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson had himself a case of stage fright. Historians have even gone so far as to say it was due to a stuttering problem Jefferson suffered. President Jefferson only delivered two speeches during his term— one at each inauguration.