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The meaning of independence” is a book on the political journey of the three important men namely john Adams, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were the first to seek independence for themselves and their country people. This is a beautiful book is written by Edmund S. Morgan in 1976. Who was also the writer of popular books such as Benjamin Franklin (2002) , Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America (1988), which won Columbia University's Bancroft Prize in American History in 1989, and American Slavery, American Freedom (1975), which won the Society of American Historians' Francis Parkman Prize, the Southern Historical Association's Charles S. Sydnor Prize and the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award. Two of his early books, Birth of the Republic (1956) and The Puritan Dilemma (1958), have for decades been required reading in many undergraduate history courses.

This book is about the three men mentioned above namely john Adams, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who played a vital role in creating a newer America. They are also known as the architects of independence. Each of them saw independence as a future for himself and for his countrymen that could never be realized in union with England. Each of them was ready for independence before the rest of the country. And each of them perceived the implication if independence with clarity of vision that few others ever attained.

Beginning with john Adams, who was a lawyer by profession, always had pride on what he had than to what he was offered from his early years. This was a distinct characteristic of becoming a president. He loved his farm and the manures and when he later visited Europe, he took much pride in the superiority of his own manure piles over the ones he saw there. He also took pride in the moral superiority of his country men over the dissipated French and English. Science was not his cup of tea but he thought the only important works of art was those that taught of morality. He believed American republic could succeed until it remained attached to sound morality and hard work He was the vainest man ever and his this principal weakness coupled with an ambition enabled him to grow from a small town lawyer to a world statesman. In his early years he played vital roles during the stamp act and Boston massacre. He believed no man in a free country should be denied to counsel and that the British government was at fault and not the soldiers who were convicted. He was in favor of humanity and when it was time to choose between his career and his country people, Adams chose the protection of American independence and did not dictate war during his presidential years. He spent his years in the continental congress pulling Americans together and even after independence was won he spent the years guarding it. He is one of the most influential people in the



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