Originally published 07/03/2017
Joseph J. Ellis
John Adams’s choice, July 2, makes more sense. That was the day independence was officially decided. But we are right to celebrate the fourth since that's the date Americans always have.
Originally published 03/06/2017
Federalists even passed a law allowing the authorities to jail journalists.
Originally published 03/03/2017
The people who turned Crispus Attucks into a hero of the Revolution.
Originally published 11/17/2016
Obama may be on his way out, but like John Adams, there’s a lot a president can do in his final days in office.
Originally published 10/24/2014
Harlow Giles Unger
“I had never before heard myself named for the office and had not even thought of it. I was pleased as well as surprised and bowed in silence. Next day I was nominated.”
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