John Adams Monarchism

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John Adams
John Adams, the second president of the United States of America, wrote a letter to his wife Abigail Adams stating, “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” (July 17, 1775) This shows his dedication to the process of a new form of government, different from the rule of the British monarchy, although some believed he was a monarchist. He also felt that religion and morals helped with building a nation of free men who would not be ruled by tyrants. His religious background guided his political beliefs. Although not much is noted in historical research about his association with the Unitarian Church, he was raised as a Congregationalist. He wanted a
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John Adams sent three commissioners to France, but French Foreign Minister Talleyrand was refused to acknowledge their political positions. John Adams believed in the democratic way and liberty, even though he was viewed as a monarchist and Anglophile, continuing to admire England and its customs and institutions. John Adams did want his son to serve the country and some people thought he was trying to create a dynasty through his own family. John Adams was a Federalist, but the Federalist party was split about a foreign policy, which made it difficult for Adams to pass laws regarding foreign affairs. John Adams created new taxes, created a standing army, and signed the Alien and Sedition Acts. During his years as president, 1797-1801, he was viewed as a someone who could think and speak deeply about politics, but was not really a …show more content…
He was considered a very intelligent man and his letters are an example of his deep thoughts about politics. He lead the nation for four years and tried to develop good policies but because the Federalist party was divided many of his policies were not brought forth. He created new taxes and a standing army. He also passed the Alien and Sedition Acts. Although he spent a lot of time away from his family, his and Abigail’s letters to each other showed a love and sense of humor in his personal life. Many of his opponents considered him an Anglophile, even though he demonstrated a strong sense of the importance of liberty and democracy. John Adams will be remembered for his participation in developing the United States of America, land of the free and the home of the

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