“When I consider the great events which

“When I consider the great events which are passed, and those greater which are rapidly advancing, and that I may have been instrumental of touching some springs, and turning some small wheels . . . I feel an awe upon my mind, which is not easily described,” John Adams writes Abigail as he tries to grasp the gravity of the situation in one hand and hope for liberty in the other. “[Great Britain] has at last driven America, to the last step, a complete separation from her, a total absolute independence, not only of her Parliament but of her crown,” he adds, noting that there is something very “unnatural and odious” in a government that is “1000 leagues” away. http://www.revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/en1iC

About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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