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The Works of John Adams Second President of the United States

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Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution

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John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty

Author : C. Bradley Thompson
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In the first major work on Adams's political thought in over thirty years, C. Bradley Thompson takes issue with the notion that Adams's thought is irrelevant to the development of American ideas. Focusing on Adams's major writings, Thompson elucidates and reevaluates his political and constitutional thought by interpreting it within the tradition of political philosophy stretching from Plato to Montesquieu. Skillfully blending history and political science, Thompson's work shows how the spirit of liberty animated Adams's life and reestablishes this forgotten Revolutionary as an independent and important thinker.

John Adams

Author : Heather Lehr Wagner
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A biography of the second president of the United States.

John Adams

Author : Jim Whiting
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Examines the life and work of John Adams, the second president of the United States.

John Adams

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John Adams could be, and was on occasion, cantankerous, stubborn, tactless, even rude. He was also prone to vanity and self-pity, and sensitive to what he perceived as slights, or attacks on his reputation or character. He also had a lust for fame, as did many involved in the founding of this nation. But if fame was the spur, it was also the driving force be-hind Adams' enormous energy, energy guided by a strong sense of honor and duty that was built into his character and stayed with him his whole life. Adams was a realist, with a profound sense of what people en masse are all about. He seems to have drawn that knowledge from his understanding of himself. He knew that each of us has the capacity for good or evil, and the gov-ernment of checks and balances he envisioned for the new nation they were building took this into account. Victory in the long struggle for freedom was certainly not assured. Many were Tories who wished to continue as British subjects. Many cared, but not enough to fight for the cause. We can be thankful for those who did, who initiated and carried on the War for In-dependence. Among them were the best and brightest the colonies had to offer. These were the people who tendered their lives, property, and sacred honor as collateral in the struggle for freedom. We can be grateful that John Adams was among them.

John Adams Abigail Adams

Author : Christina Wilsdon
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Delegate to the Continental Congress, and vice president and president of the United States, John Adams is a hero in American history. His wife, Abigail, an independent, strong, and capable woman, is as well. What was life like for these two patriots? How did they remain true to each other and to their convictions? Read these biographies to find out.

John Adams

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Describes the childhood, education, employment, and political career of America's second president.

The works of John Adams second President of the United States Volume 1

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John Adams

Author : John Quincy Adams
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One of the most complete biographies ever written about an American president, this is a remarkable effort examining the life and career of the great Revolutionary leader and the second man to take the oath of office, John Adams. Volume 1 of this two-volume work covers Adams's school days as well as his study and practice of law in pre-Revolutionary America. The Boston Massacre is discussed in great depth, along with Adams's entrance into public life and his landmark term in the Congress of 1774 straight through to the advent of the Declaration of Independence.

John Adams

Author : Barbara Silberdick Feinberg
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Details the coming of age, diplomatic and presidential career, private life, and legacy of America's second president.

The Works of John Adams Vol 7

Author : John Adams
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John Adams was the second President of the United States, ruling the country from 1797 to 1801, and one of the Founding Fathers. He was also a major leader of American independence from Great Britain. This is volume seven out of ten of his works, this book containing letters and state papers from 1777 through 1782. The text is annotated with more than 100 endnotes.

Papers of John Adams Volume 18

Author : John Adams
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Volume 18 of the Papers of John Adams chronicles John Adams’ tenure as minister to Great Britain and his joint commission, with Jefferson, to negotiate treaties with Europe and North Africa. Adams found it impossible to do “any Thing Satisfactory” with Britain, and the volume ends with his decision to resign his posts.

John Adams

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton
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Presents a biography of John Adams, attorney, soldier, ambassador to Britain as well as the first vice-president and the second president of the United States.

John Adams

Author : David McCullough
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Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.

John Adams

Author : Anne Welsbacher
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This series discusses the highlights and issues of each president's time in office. The straightforward narrative provides key facts from early childhood to retirement, while emphasizing international and historical perspectives. -- Supports social studies and history curriculum -- Detailed, full-page timeline and colorful maps and diagrams -- Lively fun facts provide memorable anecdotes about each president

Letters of Mrs Adams the Wife of John Adams

Author : Abigail Adams
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John Adams Slavery and Race Ideas Politics and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis

Author : Arthur Scherr
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Providing the first full investigation of second U.S. president John Adams' attitudes toward slavery, blacks, and the Haitian Revolution, this iconoclastic study illuminates the inner and outer worlds of Adams for scholars and general readers. • Supplies a knowledge of John Adams' views—information that reveals him as hardly a paragon in matters of racial equality—that will facilitate a more realistic appraisal of early American culture, politics, and diplomacy at a time when the dogma of "American exceptionalism" is under attack at U.S. universities and in the media • Fills a major gap in our collective knowledge of Adams, a seminal figure in American history, correcting scholars' false assumptions, exposing flawed research, and disclosing a "darker side" of the great second U.S. president • Reveals the real reasons John Adams assisted Toussaint Louverture and his black rebels in the Haitian Revolution

The Works of John Adams Second President of the United States Diary with passages from an autobiography Notes of debates in the Continental Congress in 1775 and 1776 Autobiography

Author : John Adams
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The Education of John Adams

Author : R. B. Bernstein
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The Education of John Adams is the first biography of John Adams by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and define a place for himself in colonial society. It explores the flowering of his legal career and the impact that law had on him and his understanding of himself; his growing involvement with the American Revolution as polemicist, as lawyer, as congressional delegate, and as diplomat; and his commitment to defining and expounding ideas about constitutionalism and how it should work as the body of ideas shaping the new United States. The book traces his part in launching the government of the United States under the U.S. Constitution; his service as the nation's first vice president and second president; and his retirement years, during which he was first a vexed and rejected ex-president and then became the revered Sage of Braintree. It describes the relationships that sustained him - with his wife, the brilliant and eloquent Abigail Adams; with his children; with such allies and supporters as Benjamin Rush and John Marshall; with such sometime friends and sometime adversaries as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson; and with such foes as Alexander Hamilton and Timothy Pickering. Bernstein establishes Adams as a key figure in the evolution of American constitutional theory and practice. This is the first biography to examine Adams's conflicted and hesitant ideas about slavery and race in the American context, raising serious questions about his mythic status as a friend of human equality and a foe of slavery. This book's foundation is the record left by Adams himself-- in diaries, letters, essays, pamphlets, and books. The Education of John Adams concludes by re-examining the often-debated question of the relevance of Adams's thought to our own time.