Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Topics for Discussion

Joseph Ellis
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Why is John Adams not on Mount Rushmore or U.S. currency like Washington and Jefferson?

How, with all his battlefield setbacks, has Washington retained his reputation as a great general?

How was the French Revolution a continuation of the American Revolution? How did it differ?

Why could slavery not be dealt with in the revolutionary generation?

Was Aaron Burr a bad guy?

Could Jefferson have changed the vice presidency from a "do-nothing" job if he had cooperated with Adams?

Was Abigail Adams a political asset or liability to her husband John?

How did Washington's flair for making dramatic exits influence the early republic?

Was Hamilton's plan for assumption essential to the new republic, given its partisan

How did Adams and Jefferson set the stage for the Civil War?

How is hindsight a historical asset and how is it a liability?

Who is Ellis'...

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