June 26, 2021

A Man Alone: John Adams

A Man Alone: John Adams

This week tune in as I dive into one of the most complicated presidencies in American history - John Adams.

A man who fought hard for the independence of his country and who always had his eye on history, Adams proved to be a mild and flawed chief executive. Those who know Adams know him for either the XYZ Affair or the Alien and Sedition Acts - but there is a bit more to be discovered.

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Sources Used This Episode: 

Constitutional Rights Foundation, “The Troubled Elections of 1796 & 1800.” Bill of Rights In Action. Volume 21, No. 1. Fall 2016. (LINK

Ellis, Joseph J.. "John Adams". Encyclopedia Britannica, 26 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Adams-president-of-United-States. Accessed 2 June 2021. (LINK)

Ellis, Joseph J. First Family: Abigail and John Adams.Vintage. October 26, 2010.

Lepore, Jill. These Truths. W.W. Norton & Company. September 18, 2018. 

McCullough, David. John Adams. Simon & Schuster. May 22, 2001.

John Adams: The 2nd President of the United States. Whitehouse.gov (LINK)

Taylor, C James. “John Adams: Domestic Affairs.” UVA Miller Center. (LINK)

Taylor, C James. “John Adams: Foreign Affairs.” UVA Miller Center. (LINK)


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