Thomas Jefferson is often heralded as a wise and moral man who helped lay the foundations for American democracy. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. We have memorials dedicated to him in the nation’s capitol, and his home in Virginia is a popular tourist destination. During some maintenance construction, workers came across a secret room. The room itself was one thing, but its location in the house was…peculiar, and raised some questions. The discovery reopened a controversy that had been swirling around the president’s legacy for over 200 years.