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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Benjamin Rush re: re: "Has America no soul?" and America's future

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01965 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1810/06/28 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written from retirement at Quincy, bemoaning the state of America, its manipulation by European politicians and its potentially great future. Adams asks whether "America has no soul" since no one jumps to its defense. He also foresees, like many contemporaries, the westward course of empire.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Benjamin

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Politics, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Journalism, Soldier's Pay, Finance, Economics, Military History, Religion, Classical World and Ancient Civilization, Navy, France

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison