Papers of John Adams, Volume 17: April-November 1785

  • Title: Papers of John Adams, Volume 17: April-November 1785
  • Author: JohnAdams Gregg L. Lint C. James Taylor Sara Georgini Hobson Woodward Sara B Sikes Amanda A. Mathews Sara Martin
  • ISBN: 9780674728950
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Papers of John Adams Volume April November You may well Suppose that I was the Focus of all Eyes John Adams wrote on June of his first audience with George III which formally inaugurated the post of American minister to Great Britain
    You may well Suppose that I was the Focus of all Eyes, John Adams wrote on 2 June 1785 of his first audience with George III, which formally inaugurated the post of American minister to Great Britain Eager to restore the old good Nature and the old good Humour between the two nations, Adams spent the following months establishing the U.S legation at No 8 Grosvenor S You may well Suppose that I was the Focus of all Eyes, John Adams wrote on 2 June 1785 of his first audience with George III, which formally inaugurated the post of American minister to Great Britain Eager to restore the old good Nature and the old good Humour between the two nations, Adams spent the following months establishing the U.S legation at No 8 Grosvenor Square For Adams, it was a period of multiple responsibilities and mixed success He remained minister to the Netherlands and one of the joint commissioners charged with negotiating commercial treaties with the nations of Europe and North Africa sensitive duties that occasionally called for Adams to encode his correspondence with the aid of his new secretary and future son in law, Col William Stephens Smith.Rebuffed by the British ministry in his mission to enforce the peace treaty of 1783 and renew Anglo American commerce, Adams identified and achieved other goals He preserved American credit despite the bankruptcy of a Dutch banking house that handled U.S loans, petitioned for the release of impressed sailors, marked the ratification of the Prussian American treaty, championed the needs of the American Episcopal Church, and laid the groundwork for negotiations with the Barbary States His attention was not confined solely to foreign affairs John Adams s letters from London, laced with his trademark candor, demonstrate his ripening Federalist view of the new American government s vulnerability and promise.

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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name This is John Adams.An American Founding Father, the second president of the United States 1797 1801 , having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States 1789 1797.Adams came to prominence in the early stages of the American Revolution A cousin of revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, John Adams was a lawyer and public figure in Boston As a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, Adams played a leading role in persuading Congress to declare independence He assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and was its primary advocate in the Congress Later, as a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate the eventual peace treaty with Great Britain, and was responsible for obtaining vital governmental loans from Amsterdam bankers A political theorist and historian, Adams largely wrote the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780, which together with his earlier Thoughts on Government, influenced American political thought One of his greatest roles was as a judge of character in 1775, he nominated George Washington to be commander in chief, and 25 years later nominated John Marshall to be Chief Justice of the United States.Adams revolutionary credentials secured him two terms as George Washington s vice president and his own election in 1796 as the second president During his one term as president, he encountered ferocious attacks by the Jeffersonian Republicans, as well as the dominant faction in his own Federalist Party led by his bitter enemy Alexander Hamilton Adams signed the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts, and built up the army and navy especially in the face of an undeclared naval war called the Quasi War with France, 1798 1800 The major accomplishment of his presidency was his peaceful resolution of the conflict in the face of Hamilton s opposition Because he promoted a strong defense, Adams is often called the father of the American Navy.In 1800, Adams was defeated for re election by Thomas Jefferson and retired to Massachusetts He later resumed his friendship with Jefferson He and his wife founded an accomplished family line of politicians, diplomats, and historians now referred to as the Adams political family Adams was the father of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States His achievements have received greater recognition in modern times, though his contributions were not initially as celebrated as those of other Founders Adams was the first U.S president to reside in the executive mansion that eventually became known as the White House.Well educated, he was an Enlightenment political theorist who promoted republicanism, as well as a strong central government, and wrote prolifically about his often seminal ideas both in published works and in letters to his wife and key adviser Abigail Adams.


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