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Date Published: March 19th, 2008
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John Adams, Re-Undiscovered

So based on my brief exposure to US history in my AP high school classes (much love, Mr. Davis) I was left with the impression that John Adams, our second president, was essentially a step backward in terms of the lofty ideals upon which the country was founded. (See Alien and Sedition Acts.)

So it was with some surprise that I began watching the HBO miniseries about John Adams. Had I misunderstood this man? Well, possibly--it seems that historians have overlooked some of his influence in the founding of the country. But it also appears that the miniseries is a bit overblown as well.

Ah, entertainment.

by Christopher Heiser on March 19 01:34
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