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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died JULY 4, 1826

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

Foundation of the Constitution is Pure Virtue

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

America’s Hand and Voice

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

Notes of Debates In the Continental Congress: 1775, 1776

Founders Corner Library: Major Works, John Adams Edited by Charles Henry Adams 1775 and 1776 All the notes made by Mr. Adams, during these years, have been...

Why are Virginians giants and New Englanders but Pygmies?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your letter of March 25th has been a cordial to me, and the more consoling as it was brought by your Grandsons...

John Adams 1st to live in White House

American Minute with Bill Federer On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. The following day he...

John Adams born OCTOBER 30, 1735

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

Adams and Jefferson – two old white guys

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

John Adams 1st President in White House

American Minute with Bill Federer On NOVEMBER 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. President to move into the White House. The following day he...

John Adams born OCTOBER 30, 1735

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

How should the President invite you to dinner?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Th: Jefferson requests the favor of Dr. Thornton, Mrs. Thornton and Mrs. Bridau’s company to dinner tomorrow at three oclock. Source: To William Thornton...

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

What should one expect from the King?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Mr. Adams wrote to me pressingly to join him in London immediately …I accordingly left Paris on the 1st. of March, and...

John Adams born October 30, 1735

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

How Tyrants Arise

American Minute with Bill Federer Did Plato predict what is happening today? In the city-state of Athens, 380BC, Greek philosopher Plato wrote in his work The...

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died July 4, 1826

American Minute with Bill Federer Both served in the Continental Congress and both signed the Declaration of Independence. Both served as U.S. Ministers in France. One was...

July 2 is Independence Day, not July 4.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe...

Is Grief an Evil?

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 10 Is grief an evil? More to the point, is there something fundamentally wrong with you or...

Whose voices are most important?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ..whether the power of the people, or that of the aristoi should prevail.. … we broke into two parties, each wishing to...

God and Jesus, Politics and Government

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions....

John Adams, please don’t die!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... no one more sincerely prays that no accident may call me to the higher and more important functions which the constitution...

Do pain and ingratitude appeal to you? If so, be President.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I leave to others the sublime delights of riding in the storm, better pleased with sound sleep and a warm birth ...

Without virtue, there can be no political liberty…

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in...

Sam Adams: On Republics, Natural Aristocracy, & the Effects of a Proper Education on...

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, SPEECHES, LETTERS, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, & QUOTES Samuel Adams to John Adams Boston, November 20, 1790 LATELY received your letter of the 18th of October....

Sam Adams: On Republics, Natural Aristocracy, & the Effects of a Proper Education on...

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, SPEECHES, LETTERS, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, & QUOTES Samuel Adams to John Adams Boston, November 20, 1790 LATELY received your letter of the 18th of October....

“Who’s your Daddy?” vs. “Who are YOU?”

True leaders achieve their status by natural gifts, not artificial ones. "…there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents … There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on ... "

Providential Destiny and Duty or Not?

BY STEVE FARRELL Was the establishment of the United States, this ‘light on the hill’ republic, an event of mere chance or was it a...

Obtaining Lasting Liberty — John Adams

American Minute with Bill Federer John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735. A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith...

Oct. 11, 1798, A Moral and Religious People

American Minute with Bill Federer On OCTOBER 11, 1798, President John Adams wrote to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division of Massachusetts' Militia: "We have no government...

May None But Honest And Wise Men Ever Rule Under This Roof

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Spencer W. Kimball And as we move forward . . . we state with John Adams in the carving...