Values Held by John Adams
What does the following quotation suggest to you about
what Adams's position might be on education, thrift, economy, the accumulation of personal wealth, and the enjoyment of private property if he were alive today?
|John Adams, 1788 by Mather Brown|
"I must study politics and war
that my sons may have liberty to study
mathematics and philosophy.
"My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
~ John Adams (1735-1826)
|John Adams in old age|