John Adams Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Sean Campbell
Period G

John Adams

Very few men or women could parallel the work John Adams did, not only for the creation of the United States, but also for the progression of politics in the modern world. Adams was an intellectual, one who used his sublime writing and strong opinions to help forge our country during events like the entire Revolution, the XYZ Affair, and the Quasi-War. A quote by John Adams in David Mccullough’s book, “The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.” Adams was a simple but complex man. How can a man so powerful, with so many opponents and issues, walk humbly? He shows his true ideals in this quote, that life is not about power or glory. Adams is a philosopher, and he demonstrates his morals in his actions in politics and life.
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Reason second: I am obnoxious, suspected and unpopular. You are very much otherwise. Reason third: You can write ten times better than I can.” As in the last quote, he displays his humilty beautifully. Most men of power would kill for the chance to be the author of probably the most important document in American, maybe even human, history. However, Adams knows Jefferson is the right man for the job, and humbly forces the third president to accept the