posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 03:14 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox
Also to note the different philosophies behind the revolution coming from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson was salivating over a popular uprising that was becoming the French Revolution. No matter how bloody or misguided, he had a deep hatred for
French Monarchy and their system that he wanted it to come down by any means necessary. Contrasted to John Adams, who thought the path the French
were taking was entirely a misstep and would just lead to a bloody and horrendous outcome with nothing to show.
The book, along with the series should be on top of every American's reading list. The level of competency is probably around a 6th grade level
(which I guess nowadays is equivalent to either 12th grade or higher)
Understanding that the passion for freedom and liberty came from John Adams, was written by the eloquent hand of Jefferson, persuaded by Franklin and
lead by Washington. Truly amazing to see just how much the 'stars aligned' in such a moment of history to create one of the most radical nation
built upon old and new ideas of the world before them.