Tag Archives: John Adams

The Democratic Republic vs. the Aristocracy

“… I love you with all my heart, and pray for the continuance of your life until you should be tired of it yourself.” Thus ends the letter of 15 August 1820 from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, the men … Continue reading

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John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: From Friendship to Antagonism to Reconciliation

I was tempted to title this piece “The DNA of the United States of America, Part 3.” I have already written of the rivalry between Adams and Jefferson for the Presidency of the USA in the year 1800, and on … Continue reading

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