The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: Volume 9

The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: Volume 9

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John Adams (1735-1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published in 1850-6, this collection brings together Adams' major writings. Given their influence not only on the United States, but also on other republics, Adams' works rank among the most important political writings of their time. Volume 9 focuses on foreign affairs, and includes letters that shed light on Adams' policy of strengthening the US Navy in light of the threat from France. Among the letters and speeches, one private letter airs his disappointment at the inability of politicians to live up to their promises.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus.
  • 1139056344
  • 9781139056342

Table of contents

Official letters, messages, and public papers continued; General correspondence; Appendix.show more