John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, die on this day, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Both men had been central in the drafting of the historic document; Jefferson had authored it, and Adams, who was known as the “colossus of the debate,” served on the drafting committee and had argued eloquently for the declaration’s passage.Incidently, I have been watching the Seven-part miniseries "John Adams" (on 3 DVD discs), which was presented by HBO in 2008. I highly recommend it. It was based on the book by David McCullough.
Monday, July 04, 2016
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