At a glance:
- Author: Edward J. Larson
- First Published: 2007
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1776-1801
- Setting: The United States
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Politics, Eighteenth century, Elections, Presidents
- Locales: North America
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had been close collaborators and friends during the American Revolution, but in 1800 each headed opposing political parties. In 1776, both urged the Continental Congress to declare independence, and Adams served with Jefferson on the committee to write the Declaration of Independence, suggesting improvements to Jefferson’s draft. As American diplomats in Europe after the peace, they supported each other’s efforts, and the two families grew close. Abigail Adams aided Jefferson’s daughter while Jefferson introduced young John Quincy Adams to...
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