Joseph Ellis Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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In the book "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation," the author, Joseph Ellis, begins the preface with an argument to the reader. The author suggests to the reader to take note of each strategy the founding brothers used in order to shape the country. Leaders of the revolution were able to foresee the success a united nation would bring. They analyzed how things would end up in the long run. On the other hand, other leaders from the revolution looked at things in a shorter span. For example, leaders also wanted to disconnect from England and separate themselves right away without thinking about government. Towards the end of the chapter, Ellis states how some founding brothers wanted to establish a more powerful central government…show more content…
Washington 's farewell address stated he was leaving office. He also inaugurated the two-term tradition. He had a powerful reputation as a leader. America was terrified as he left because he was the only president they 've ever had. He was attacked by the press as well. In his speech, he gave America advice for the future. An important theme that George Washington reflected was nobility. He understood that he could not rule by tyranny and stepped down from power. His humbleness has carried the United States into a tradition of presidency for centuries. In the election of 1796, friends John Adams and Thomas Jefferson battle one another for the role of president of the United States. After having a great friendship during the Revolution, the two friends were separated by the presidential race. Adams 's defeated Jefferson in the election. Ellis claimed that Jefferson criticized Adams in order to boost his own political campaign. Jefferson won the office in the next campaign of 1800. After his defeat, John Adams headed to Massachusetts in order to peruse farming. Jefferson and Adams did not speak for years. They later put their differences aside and made up their friendship. They began talking to each other over the years through mail correspondence. They wrote each other until they both passed. They liked to talk about the future of the United
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