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The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Lester J. Cappon
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Topics for Discussion

Why did Adams and Jefferson start corresponding in the first place?

Explain the differences in political philosophy between the two men and their views on human nature. How did these differences affect their political philosophies?

What were the two men's political differences (in matters of party)? How did this lead to their estrangement?

What were Adams and Jefferson's views about religion? How were they similar? How were they different? How were they characteristic of their time?

What does Jefferson's correspondence with Abigail Adams add to the correspondence as a whole?

What do the letters show about the difference in temperament in Adams and Jefferson?

Discuss at least two of the important historical events that Adams and Jefferson reflect on. Include in your discussion the opinions of both on the subject.

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