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The presidency of John Adams / by Ralph Adams Brown.

By: Brown, Ralph A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American presidency series: Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [1975]Description: x, 248 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0700601341; 9780700601349.Subject(s): Adams, John, 1735-1826 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1797-1801Additional physical formats: Online version:: Presidency of John Adams.DDC classification: 973.4/4/0924 | B Other classification: 89.40 | NO 2410
Contents:
John Adams becomes President of the United States -- The road to the presidency -- John Adams begins his administration -- Face to face with danger -- The country rallies behind Adams -- John Adams and the military -- Adams deals with the specter of foreign war -- Adams stands adamant for peace -- The threat of Civil War -- John Adams on the defensive -- Intrigue to the south: Miranda and Hamilton -- Adams faces Great Britain and the French West Indies -- The road to peace: Môrtefontaine -- The campaign and election of 1800 -- A new capital a retiring president -- A summing up: John Adams and the presidency.
Summary: "The administration of John Adams was a period of rapid change, internal discord, and the continual threat of war. Few of the nation's chief executives have been subjected to such immediate and ever-present danger of foreign involvement and national destruction, to such bitter animosities and serious cleavages within their administrations, or to such constant need for decision making as was John Adams. In the face of such adversity Adams successfully pursued a policy of neutrality and consiliation and, in so doing, provided time for the country to grow strong and to prosper. Yet, despite the seriousness of the country's problems and the contributions of his administration, he is seldom designated as one of the great American presidents."--Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index.

"The administration of John Adams was a period of rapid change, internal discord, and the continual threat of war. Few of the nation's chief executives have been subjected to such immediate and ever-present danger of foreign involvement and national destruction, to such bitter animosities and serious cleavages within their administrations, or to such constant need for decision making as was John Adams. In the face of such adversity Adams successfully pursued a policy of neutrality and consiliation and, in so doing, provided time for the country to grow strong and to prosper. Yet, despite the seriousness of the country's problems and the contributions of his administration, he is seldom designated as one of the great American presidents."--Publisher.

John Adams becomes President of the United States -- The road to the presidency -- John Adams begins his administration -- Face to face with danger -- The country rallies behind Adams -- John Adams and the military -- Adams deals with the specter of foreign war -- Adams stands adamant for peace -- The threat of Civil War -- John Adams on the defensive -- Intrigue to the south: Miranda and Hamilton -- Adams faces Great Britain and the French West Indies -- The road to peace: Môrtefontaine -- The campaign and election of 1800 -- A new capital a retiring president -- A summing up: John Adams and the presidency.

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