Founding Brothers

What were the two main criticisms of John Adams that were untrue?

In Chapter 5, The Collaborators, of Founding Brothers

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Callender collaborated with Jefferson in a smear campaign against Adams. Adams was wrongly accused of sending a second delegate to France because it served his own purposes rather the the best interests of the United States (peace). This was grossly untrue. Callender also wrote a series of articles, for which he was later arrested. In Callender's own words, “This federal gem (Adams) not only a repulsive pendant, a gross hypocrite, and an unprincipled oppressor, private life, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent.”


Founding Brothers