The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Setting & Symbolism

Lester J. Cappon
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The American Colonies/the United States

The home of Jefferson and Adams, Adams from Massachusetts and Jefferson from Virginia. Both men were responsible for the creation of the United States from the colonies.

Great Britain

Adams was diplomat to Great Britain and secured peace with them to end the Revolutionary War. The British are a hugely important topic in the letters, in part because of the two wars the United States fought with them.

France

Jefferson was diplomat to France and engaged in a number of important negotiations there. His association with the French and French intellectuals led to a lifelong support for France.

London

When Adams was diplomat, he was stationed in London.

Paris

When Jefferson was diplomat, he was stationed in Paris.

Quincy, Massachusetts

The Adams's home. The town was named for Abigail Adams's maternal grandfather and served as the middle name of Adams's son.

Monticello

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