* The appearance, philosophy, and political careers of Adams and Jefferson were described in the Introduction.
* As the correspondence between Adams and Jefferson showed, their friendship withstood a number of differences.
* Setting the tone for the book, the Introduction presented an overview of the historic significance of the letters.
* Adams and Jefferson met as delegates and lawyers in 1775 at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
* Both Adams and Jefferson were considered "radical" by some because of their unwavering support of liberty.
* The Declaration of Independence was written by Jefferson, with the help of Adams and other members of the committee.
* While Adams gained experience as a diplomat, Jefferson governed Virginia.
* Jefferson joined Adams and Benjamin Franklin in France to work on diplomacy issues.
* Adams and Jefferson participated in trade treatises and commercial negotiations with other countries to solidify America's Independence.
* Britain attempted to interfere with the...
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