The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States
Author : John Adams,Charles Francis Adams
Publisher :
Release :1856
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCAL:B3481074
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John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty
Author : C. Bradley Thompson
Publisher :
Release :1998
Total pages :340
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015047126191
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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.

Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams, During the Revolution
Author : John Adams,Charles Francis Adams
Publisher :
Release :1875
Total pages :424
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : HARVARD:RSLFEL
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The Portable John Adams
Author : John Adams
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2004
Total pages :533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0142437786
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A collection of writings by America's second president features selections from his correspondence with his wife, Abigail, along with diary excerpts, parts of his memoirs, and such political writings as "A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law," "Thoughts on Government," "A Defense of Constitutions," "Novanglus," and ""Discourse on Davila." Original.

John Adams, Abigail Adams
Author : Christina Wilsdon
Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
Release :2011-01-01
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781450929523
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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.

The Education of John Adams
Author : R. B. Bernstein
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2020-04-21
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780197502716
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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.

John Adams
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2012-12-11
Total pages :752
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781471104527
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of an American Founding Father. A huge bestseller in America, David McCullough's JOHN ADAMS tells the extraordinary story of the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- 'the colossus of independence', as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution and who rose to become the second President of the United States. Both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, JOHN ADAMS has the sweep and vitality of a great novel, taking us from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam to London, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation. This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war, but also about human nature, love, faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

John Adams
Author : Joseph Cowley
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2009-07
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781440147043
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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
Author : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2008-01-29
Total pages :751
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781416575887
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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
Publisher : Checkerboard Library
Release :1998
Total pages :32
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1562397389
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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