Although Adams had not promoted any of these acts, he signed them into law. National Archives and Records Administration.
The Faiths of the Founding Fathers. This was certainly the opinion they had formed; and they were far from being singular or extravagant in thinking so. It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. Beyond his role in the Senate, Adams played a minor role in the politics of the early s. This disposition has been the great wheel and the mainspring in the American machine of court politics. He and his wife established a family of politicians, diplomats, and historians now referred to as the Adams political family. I mean no insinuation against any gentleman now onthis station, having heard no complaint of any one of them to his dishonor.lower. 've probably never heard of Carol Swain, a law professor at. 6 Adams to Charles Cushing, April 1, in Papers of John Adams, ed.