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By Eric Foner

An abridged model of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive research of the aftermath of the Civil struggle, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times booklet Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize.

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Jefferson and the Adamses lived near one another in Paris for nearly ten months, until the former was named United States minister to France and Adams departed for London in May 1785 to serve as the first United States minister to Great Britain. The two had grown close during their stay in the French capital, and Abigail bonded with Jefferson as well. 40 Jefferson likely found 28 a da m s v s . j e f f e r s o n John Adams by Mather Brown. S. Minister to the Court of St. James in 1785. He was fifty at the time.

However, the French government spurned Pinckney, and when he returned home in 1798 France and the United States were on the verge of war. He alighted in Philadelphia that autumn to discover that he had been appointed second in command of an army raised during the war scare. 22 Amazingly, Pinckney not only acquiesced in Hamilton’s superior position but volunteered to serve beneath Henry Knox, who, as the commander of the artillery in the Continental Army, had outranked him in the late war. Either his propitiation was an act of republican sacrifice, the likes of which few had seen since revolutionary zeal and idealism crested in 1776, or he had grown politically ambitious and gambled that his deference would win favor within the Federalist ranks.

32 Jefferson and Adams harbored different dreams for the American Revolution. 33 He sought the least possible government— “energetic government is . . 34 When Jefferson returned to Virginia after independence, he sought to reform the state. 36 After independence Jefferson sat in the state legislature, and in 1779 he reluctantly agreed to what would be the first of two terms as governor. His tenure as chief executive was calamitous and nearly ruined his chances of ever again holding public office.

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