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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States

The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States

Volume 4


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108031608

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  • John Adams (1735–1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published in 1850–6, this collection brings together Adams' major writings. Given their influence not only on the United States, but also on other republics, Adams' works rank among the most important political writings of their time. Volume 4 includes one of Adams' most celebrated works, Novanglus (1775) and the first part of his famous Defence of the Constitutions (1787), which sets out his views on an ideal constitution. Using his extensive legal knowledge, Adams argued that the provincial legislatures had sovereign power and that the colonies were connected to Britain only through the person of the King.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108031608
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 34 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Controversial Papers of the Revolution (Continued):
    1. Novanglus, or a history of the dispute with America, from its origin, in 1754, to the present time
    Part II. Works on Government: Editor's preface
    2. The plan
    3. The model
    Part III. The Defense: Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America against the Attack of M. Turgot, in his Letter to Dr. Price, 22 March, 1778. Vol. 1: Editor's preface
    Preliminary observations
    4. Of modern democratic republics
    5. Aristocratic republics
    6. Monarchical or regal republics
    7. Opinions of philosophers
    8. Writers on government
    9. Opinions of historians
    10. Ancient democratical republics
    11. Ancient aristocratical republics
    11. Ancient monarchical republics
    12. Conclusion.

  • Author

    John Adams


    Charles Francis Adams

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