John Adams

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...