Thoughts on Government from John Adams

John Adams was a major proponent of independence from Great Britain. In April 1776, he wrote a letter to two of North Carolina’s delegates to the First Continental Congress. They had asked Adams if he would help defining the government for North Carolina. We now know this letter as Adams’ “Thoughts on Government” The entire letter is available here. The letter provides insights not just into how Adams felt, but into how many of the Founding Fathers thought and the types of issues they confronted in laying the foundation for the American Republic.

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