John Adams

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 7

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: GLARIS My dear Sir, THE canton of Glaris is a mountainous country, of eight miles long and four wide, according...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 6

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: UNDERWALD My dear Sir, THE canton of Underwald consists only of villages and boroughs, although it is twenty-five miles in...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 5

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: Switzerland, Appenzel SWITZERLAND My dear Sir, IT is commonly said, that some of the cantons of Switzerland are democratical, and others...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 4

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: Biscay, The Grisons, The United Provinces of the Low Countries BISCAY Dear Sir, IN a research like this, after those people...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 3

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics My dear Sir, "A SOCIETY of gods would govern themselves democratically," says the eloquent philosopher of Geneva; who however would...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 2

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 My dear Sir, MR. Turgot is offended, because the customs of England are imitated in most of the new constitutions in...

John Adams: Preliminary Observations, Letter 1

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, By John Adams Preliminary Observations: Letter I Grosvenor-Square, October 4, 1786 My dear Sir, THREE writers...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States: Preface

John Adams, January 1, 1787 PREFACE. THE arts and sciences, in general, during the three or four last centuries, have had a regular course of progressive...

John Adams on the Importance of Innocence

Liberty Letters, John Adams It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so...

John Adams: Property Sacred as the Laws of God

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, John Adams The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws...

John Adams: On Property and the Laws of God

The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God and that there is not a force of law and public justice.. J Adams

An Obligation That Never Ceases

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives ... John Adams