- Oct 2017
To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business.
This statement is contradictory to its actual meaning in society at this time period. Although the sentence mentions giving "every citizen the information he needs" it fails to acknowledge that only white males were able to attend the school for a long period of time. Women including blacks and/ or African Americans and men not belonging to the white race were not accepted.
In this enquiry they supposed that the governing considerations should be the healthiness of the site, the fertility of the neighbouring country, and it’s centrality to the white population of the whole state:
Within this line of text, it is clearly shown that the University of Virginia was not in favor of blacks and/or African Americans on attending the school. The main points of importance were "the healthiness of the site, the fertility of the neighboring country, and it's centrality to the white population of the whole state." With this, it is shown how the inferiority and nonexistent nature of blacks was seen during this time period. Although this text was created in 1818, it relates to the ideas in the 20th century where blacks and/or African Americans were not accepted to the University. The history and documentation shows that the University was not created for people of color but rather the "white population."