Great men and why you should hate them

Can you name these famous people who did horrible things?
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Last updated: June 25, 2013
First submittedJune 25, 2013
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What they did
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He chained her in his basement, possibly in a straitjacket and forbidden to see her children
P.H
Patrick Henry
Had an affair with his slave and denied many more affairs He did not care about his children.
T.J
Thomas Jefferson
He was very racist and he formed groups which did not involve people that were colored. (28th American president)
W.W
Woodrow Wilson
What they did
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He told Martin Luther King Jr. to kill himself. He send a package to King's house and said to kill himself in 13 days or else. He also framed people for the death of KIng.
J.E.H
J. Edgar Hoover
He hired another man to work for him to invent the lightbulb for himself. It is said that all the things T.E was said to of made was his worker who did. Then T.E made everyone think his worker was crazy and the worker died alone.
T.E
Thomas Edison
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Level 84
Jun 26, 2013
Got everything except Patrick Henry. Who is the "she" you are referring to? Did he own slaves? Honestly don't know much about Patrick Henry at all.

Regarding a couple of the others... Jefferson... I wouldn't say he's deserving of hate if you consider the legal realities of the time in which he lived. There's nothing wrong with not living a life of monogamy and even if there were, he had been a widower for 5 years when the relationship with Sally was alleged to have begun. Marrying her or acknowledging the children they may have had together simply were not legal possibilities.

and concerning Edison, while he may have been a bit unscrupulous as a businessman, there is no doubt that he was also a brilliant inventor in his own right. Even his detractors, the credible ones anyway, will admit to that. But, yeah, he was kind of a dick.

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Level 84
Jun 26, 2013
Hoover... near psychotic and malignantly narcissistic no doubt.

Wilson.. well... being racist is a failing for sure. But...honestly how many U.S. presidents before 1913 weren't racist? Segregation of the US Army didn't end until 1948, by executive order from Harry Truman. That was hardly Wilson's idea.

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Level 14
Jun 26, 2013
Okay..this is all from a website and she is referring to his wife
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Level 84
Jun 26, 2013
He chained his wife up in the basement?? Weird. Never heard that, I'll have to do some reading.
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Level 50
May 27, 2014
She was really really sick and couldn't control herself. It wasn't all that bad, and he let her children see her. She eventually died of the disease, by the way.
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Level 14
Jun 26, 2013
Yeah I know its really weird. Kalbahamut, thanks for trying a lot of my quizes, do you have any suggestions for quizes I should make??
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Level 84
Jun 26, 2013
:) haha... if I had any great ideas I would probably just make the quiz myself. But I think most of the good ideas have been done already. Hard to come up with something truly original. You can look through the site at other user-made quizzes for inspiration or maybe go to the "suggest a quiz idea" section... sometimes there are good ideas there and Quizmaster doesn't use all of them.
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2014
The Edison thing is entirely blown out of proportion. All of these "facts" people are getting are from a cartoon called The Oatmeal, and people just eat it right up. He was a great inventor, great businessman, and he doesn't deserve the disrespect everyone is giving him
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Level 48
Nov 30, 2016
At the time of Woodrow Wilson, it would have been seen as normal, we can say it was bad now but it's hard to say it was evil then when it was normal
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Level 37
Aug 23, 2018
^ So true. One cannot re-write history. We can only aspire not to repeat it.