#1276 Revolutionary Summer

I feel an Awe upon my Mind, which is not easily described.
— John Adams

Clay and David discuss the book Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, referred to as "a distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis." The book chronicles the events of the summer of 1776 as America’s war for independence began, and how America was nearly defeated by the British.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

In your time, because of your extraordinary capacity for demographics, you could create scientific congressional districts that would be more likely to be fair and honest than any system that could be devised by a group of politicians.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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