The French Revolution and interpreting the role of government caused a bitter separation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It led to backbiting, partisanship, and political dysfunction. Ultimately, it led to a prolonged separation and eleven years of no communication between them. Benjamin Rush eventually worked as a behind-the-scenes mediator to re-establish contacts between these two great men. These two men, despite their deep differences, discovered their friendship and respect were more important than political animosity. Listen to author Daniel L. Mallock discuss his new book and learn about an important chapter of American history.
American History Minute:
The Lenape Indians and Our 14th State
Prelude from a Cello Suite by Bach