Monday, March 18, 2013

Fact of the Day: Jefferson-Adams Feud

After losing re-election, John Adams' friendship towards his successor Thomas Jefferson became strained for various political reasons. He did not attend Jefferson's inauguration though the two later became friends again in their retirement.

19 comments:

A said...

I've heard varying things about how strained (or not) their relationship was.

de engineur said...

In politics, it always happen that way. Friends, enemies, friends, enemies and friends again

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Bob Bushell said...

That's nice.

Unknown said...

What retirement can do

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I guess they wanted to make peace in their old age.

Christine said...

Great that they could mend their relationship.

Dana said...

Seems the way with politics.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Two people losing their friendship over politics? I've never heard such a thing. :)

Pat said...

Poor loser? Glad they kissed and made up later in life. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

At least they mended fences.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Guess life hasn't changed much since our forefathers hey?

Unknown said...

it proves that true friendship is forever, even to distance for a while!

MEcoy said...

a bitter loser he is

Theresa Mahoney said...

Definitely a sore loser! Though I am glad to hear they were able to patch things up :)

CraveCute said...

I'm glad these two grumpy old men made up!

Blue Grumpster said...

Better late thsn never.

betty said...

Glad they became friends afterwards!

betty

Al Penwasser said...

In today's day and age of political rancor, I take some small comfort that it's been like that since the founding of the Republic. Adams (who I believe had a SERIOUS inferiority complex) and Jefferson, Hamilton and Burr, Jackson and...John Quincy Adam...we've been pissing and moaning at each other for over 200 years.
And I think it's cool that Adams and Jefferson died on the same 4th of July (not cool that they died, cool that they passed on Independence Day).