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


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.