He was vain, brilliant, difficult, ambitious, vastly learned, bursting with opinions on people and ideas, and willing to risk his life and his beloved family for the sake of his country. He did as much as any individual to light the fuse of the American Revolution, but nothing excited him more than pondering the nature of wise and stable constitutions. Benjamin Franklin said he was “always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes and some things, absolutely out of his senses.” He was John Adams, American Founder and founder of an American political dynasty.
What can we learn about Adams, his peers, and his times with the resources now available online from the Library of Congress and elsewhere? Join us as we explore these materials and through them, the life of one of the most complex and revered of America’s Founders.
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