Founding Brothers

contrast the final thoughts of jefferson and adams on the revolution (ch 6)

which view does ellis state is in our history books? why?

ch 6: the friendship

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Jefferson and Adams had very different views regarding the American Revolution.Jefferson's depiction of the war as highly romanticized and skated over the messy bits,putting the Revolution in a better light. On the other hand, Adams told the war as themessy affair that it was: unplanned, unsteady, and survived on pure chance. Ellis statesthat Jefferson's romanticized view is the one depicted in our history books, and notAdam's harsher view of the matter.