Summary Of The Farewell

In the book () written by () , the author explains the challenges the founding brothers including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr faced as the formed the new government of the united states. The author splits the book into seven sections, each telling a different story or series of events. The author tells the reader that they should understand the events both on how they actually occurred, and how they were portrayed when later revealed. The book focuses on important aspects of the revolutionary war as well as the influences each founding brother and their contributions to American history, and how it all helped shaped America into what it is now. “Mostly …show more content…
Washington knew that his time as president was very successful, and his retirement was not a sign of failure, but rather a sign of anticipation of what was the next best thing for the nation. Washington’s retirement lead to the presidency of John Adams. The author also discusses the very rocky road that Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams friendship went down, and how these two men were so dedicated to what they believed was right for our country, that they were willing to sacrifice their friendships. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams became best friends after going through the revolutionary war, but eventually, their political differences tore them apart. Adams was Americas second president and during his presidency he was very influenced by his wife Abigail Adams Jefferson was Adams vice president. Adams stated that his biggest resentment as president was Jefferson as vice president because instead of Jefferson always supporting Adams, it was quite the opposite. Jefferson was always dishonorably criticizing Adams for political gain, and it worked. Jefferson won the political election 1800 because of all the bad things he had said about Adams presidency. After this happened Jefferson and Adams didn’t talk to each other for well over a decade, but after they came together to discuss the revolutionary war current events and the countries future they became reunited, and their friendship was back intact. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams remained friends until their last breaths, both dying July fourth 1826, the nations 50th independence day although in separate

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