The Question and Answer section for Founding Brothers is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Abigail Adams reached out to Jefferson after the death of his daughter. Jefferson responded poorly, assuming that her condolences were something more than intended. Abigail was insulted by Jefferson's response, and the way he misread her...
Rush corresponded with both Jefferson and Adams and garnered both their confidences. He was a mediator and sounding board for both men, which enabled him to open doors that had previously been closed.
American leaders gathered to expand the Articles of Confederation in 1787.