By David Waldstreicher
A better half to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a suite of unique historiographic essays contributed through top historians that conceal diversified facets of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine.
• good points contributions from most sensible historians and Adams’ scholars</b>
• Considers sub-topics of curiosity similar to John Adams’ position within the past due 18th-century dying of the Federalists, either Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, faith, and slavery<b>
• comprises chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams
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Two family reasons may explain his departure. First, Abigail’s frail health and her dislike for the capital had confined her to Braintree for weeks. Second, on November 30, 1800, their son Charles died at the age of 30 from alcoholism, leaving a wife and two small children. Humiliated by his defeat, embittered by what he saw as Hamilton’s dangerous ambition and Jefferson’s deviousness, and heartbroken by his son Charles’s death, Adams spent the first years of his retirement writing his Autobiography, though he never finished it.
Adams rejected the tendency of the first wave of Revolutionary constitution-making to exalt the legislature while cutting back the powers and independence of the executive and judiciary. Developing the plan of Thoughts on Government, Adams’s draft established a bicameral legislature, a powerful governor elected by direct popular vote, and an independent judiciary. Following the example of Virginia’s 1776 constitution, Adams prefaced his draft constitution with an elaborate declaration of rights – more accurately, a declaration of right principles including provisions recognizing individual rights and defining the citizen’s duties or responsibilities.
Joanne B. Freeman investigated the long series of self-justifying newspaper essays that Adams published between 1809 and 1811 in the Boston Patriot to illuminate “paper war” as a method of political combat in the early Republic (Freeman, 2001a: chs. 3 and 5), and examined the election of 1800 as “an honor dispute of epic proportions” (Freeman, 1999). Andrew S. Trees (2004) analyzed Adams’s struggles with the challenges of creating a constitutional and political order that would sustain the virtue of the people and those whom they chose to lead them.
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