John Adams

Novanglus Essay No. 2 – John Adams

Adams will pursue all the dark intrigues and wicked machinations and show the rise and progress of British schemes for enslaving this country.

Novanglus Essay No. 1 – John Adams

John Adams lays out the American position on the natural rights of individual Americans and the rights enjoyed by all colonial governments under British law.

John Adams: There’s a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

LIBERTY LETTERS, 1776 Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the "Voice of the Declaration," arose and...

John Adams: There’s a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the "Voice of the Declaration,"...

John Adams—To His Friend (1776)

American Correspondence John Adams—at the beginning of the Revolution—responds to a friend’s request asking how to create a new form of government for the soon...

John Adams: The Gloomy Cowardice of the Times is Intollerable

American Correspondence John Adams—in a letter to his wife—expresses a few sentiments during the Continental Congress at Philadelphia. Posterity! You will never know, how much it...

John Adams on Natural Philosophy & Reasoning

FOUNDERS CORNER: SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS, LETTERS, QUOTES John Adams, March 3, 1756 Natural philosophy is the art of deducing the general laws and properties of material substances...

John Adams on ‘An Accomplished Judge’

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL One of the most diabolical features of our present dumbed-down, secularized, and thoroughly corrupted educational system in the United States...

John Adams on 'An Accomplished Judge'

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL One of the most diabolical features of our present dumbed-down, secularized, and thoroughly corrupted educational system in the United States...

John Adams – Making Ready for that 'Great Change'

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1756 Saturday. Attended Mrs. Brown’s funeral. Let this and every other instance of human frailty and mortality prompt me to...

John Adams – Making Ready for that ‘Great Change’

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1756 Saturday. Attended Mrs. Brown’s funeral. Let this and every other instance of human frailty and mortality prompt me to...

Truth and Right Invariably the Same

They Were Believers, John Adams Nature and truth, or rather truth and right are invariably the same in all times and in all places; and...

John Adams: Hungry Learner, Content with Realities’ Constraints

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL All my time seems to roll away unnoticed. I long to study sometmes, but have no opportunity. I long...

John Adams: Hungry Learner, Content with Realities' Constraints

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL All my time seems to roll away unnoticed. I long to study sometmes, but have no opportunity. I long...

John Adams: The Constant Endeavor of Self-Reformation

They Were Believers, John Adams All day in high health and spirits. Writing Tillotson. That comet which appeared in 1682 is expected again this year;...

John Adams on False Shepherds

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS, 1756 Very often shepherds that are hired to take care of their masters’ sheep go about their own concerns and...

John Adams: No Objection to the Miracles of Jesus Christ

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1756 The great and Almighty author of nature, who at first established those rules which regulate the world, can as...

John Adams: I Acknowledge the Divine Favor In Many Instances

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1809 I have every reason to acknowledge the protecting providence of God, from my birth, and especially through my public...

Opposition and Adversity are Part of the Natural Order

They Were Believers, John Adams The stream of life sometimes glides smoothly on through the flowery meadows and enamelled plains; at other times it drags...

John Adams: Divine Destiny or The Most Miserable Habitation

They Were Believers, John Adams While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of...

John Adam's: If The Bible Was Our Only Law-book

They Were Believers, John Adams Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law-book, and every member should...

John Adam’s: If The Bible Was Our Only Law-book

They Were Believers, John Adams Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law-book, and every member should...

John Adams on the Design of Christianity

They Were Believers, John Adams Spent an hour in the beginning of the evening at Major Gardiner’s, where it was thought that the design of...

How Happy Should I Then Be!—John Adams

They Were Believers, John Adams Oh! that I could wear out of my mind every mean and base affectation; conquer my natural pride and self-conceit;...

Two Pivotal Crises—Steve Farrell

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell It was October the 27, 1787, when Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1, observed this pivotal truth: "It has been frequently...

John Adams—On Economic Policy

American Thought John Adams refers an old friend and political opponent to his views on economic and monetary policies. I beg leave to refer you to...

John Adams on Paper Money

Liberty Letters, John Adams I have always thought that Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Locke, a hundred years ago, at least, had scientifically and demonstratively...

John Adams: Freedom to Worship God: A Right and Duty

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1780 It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to...

The Real Constitution: John Adams

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1766 Editor's Note: In January 1766 John Adams published three letters in the Boston Gazette in reply to William Pym, who...

Road to Tyranny: Replace God's Property Laws with Socialism's

Liberty Letters, John Adams Suppose a nation, rich and poor, high and low, ten millions in number, all assembled together; not more than one or...