Wednesday, July 04, 2018

July 4, 1826: John Adams & Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of The Declaration…


They died within a few hours.    Jefferson in Virginia and Adams in Massachusetts:
“On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other.
“Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were the last surviving members of the original American revolutionaries who had stood up to the British empire and forged a new political system in the former colonies.”
They were allies, then rivals and spent the last few years of their lives exchanging some great letters:
“On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were Thomas Jefferson still survives. He was mistaken: Jefferson had died five hours earlier at Monticello at the age of 82.
An amazing story:


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