All the changes were meant to strengthen the story and the show as a whole. And I would argue that, even if I miss one moment or another, or preferred the original lyric, these changes helped the show to become a better version of itself.
Portraying real people on stage is a hefty task, especially for figures that have become almost mythic within our culture -- for example, Thomas Jefferson. How do different stage interpretations affect our view of the third president?
“Perhaps, if we were more willing to look at the whole picture, about what we were fighting and why, if we understood our history- we would find some hot button issues such as the confederate flag a little less hot.”