Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st anniversary of the Library of Congress. It was John Adams who on April 24, 1800, signed into law an act moving the seat of government to Washington, D.C. and establishing the library. Mr. McCullough described John Adams as one of the most influential and most misunderstood Founding Fathers. Through diary entries and letters written to his wife Abigail, Mr. McCullough was able to give a detailed look into the life of the second president of the United States. close
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James H. Billington Librarian of Congress United States
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