Tag Archives: John Adams

A “Founding Mother” on Political Partisanship—Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson, August 18, 1804

[NOTE:  As a rule, I do not post at this blog about current American politics (for an exception, go here).  I usually limit that sort of thing to my Facebook timeline, when I “say something” about an article that I’m … Continue reading

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American Republicanism, III: Battle for the Soul of the Republic, 1789-1800 (History Lesson Plan, 10)

[NOTE:  This is the penultimate post in the series on the history of Early American Republicanism.  For earlier posts, go here and here.]   * * * * * Whether the new government created by the Constitution of 1787 was … Continue reading

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American Republicanism, Part I—The Blueprint (History Lesson Plans, 8)

[NOTE: For a number of years, we had at my school a year-long elective course for seniors that combined elements of American history, American literature, and social outreach. In its last incarnation, this interdisciplinary offering was called “The School for … Continue reading

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