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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Tue May 14, 2013 07:05 AM CDT

John Adams has always been the most fascinating Founding Father to me. While one of the undisputed leaders of the Continental Congress, his lot in life meant he was destined to be the second President of the United States, following in the all-encompassing shadow of George Washington while preceding the legendary Thomas Jefferson. A walk around Washington, D.C., shows no monument or statue dedicated to Adams, though his likeness is prominently displayed in John Trumbull's famous "Declaration of Independence" painting that adorns the United States Capitol Rotunda.

While Adams is best known for his actions in Philadelphia, historians also point ...

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