Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America
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John Adams (1735-1826)
Attributed to Bass Otis (1784-1861)
Oil on wood, undated
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

A devoted patriot and an erratic politician, Adams became the second President in 1797. Though he and Hamilton were both Federalists, personal antipathies and political differences drove them apart.

Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King