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posts on 9/16/2006 5:08:53 PM
Dear Professor Ferling,
Great job, I really enjoyed your book. It helped me to understand historically some of the differences between those who advocate a strong central gov't. vs. those who see State's rights as paramount. Can we draw some similiarities between the election of 1800 and our upcoming election?
posts on 9/10/2006 11:17:12 AM
The House Decides The Election
I have just finished reading and enjoying Adams Vs. Jefferson and I have question about a passage from pg.187 concerning a "voting abnormality".
There is mention about a possible irregularity with Georgia's ballot. I would like to know more about this event. What was the nature of the irregularity? Who knew about it? Was Jefferson's "moving on quickly" challenged by others?
This seems like it could have been a seismic event had it been magnified by the opposition, but seems almost ignored in most history lessons. Could somebody please shed some light.
posts on 8/4/2006 12:53:44 PM
I am doing an A.P report on your book Adams vs. Jeffereson: The tumultuous election of 1800. I am having a little trouble with understanding the book. I was wondering if you had any chapter by chapter summarys about the book due to the fact i am having trouble comprehending it. Thank-you!
Jan-Eje Ferling posts on 1/24/2006 11:25:42 AM
Dear Mr Ferling!
I live in Stockholm Sweden and find your name on the net. Could we be related in some way? Do you or have had relatives in Sweden?
John Battalana posts on 2/12/2005 8:59:14 AM
Hi Professor Ferling,
In the SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, July 2004, your essay on the events surrounding Independence Day mentions that the vote of adoption of the Richard Henry Lee Resolution on "Independency" was taken during the first hour of the morning session of the Continental Congress that historic day.
Would you kindly settle a long standing mystery and cite the primary document in support of your description of the morning time moment of this historic vote (While I'm keeping in mind that the Journal of the Continental Congress for this historic week is not reliable specifically as regards the time moments and order of agenda as listed).
There are histories and biographies (eg. by Page Smith and Cornel Lengyel)in which is maintained that the vote in question was taken in the mid-afternoon, in the first hour of the afternoon session following the "dinner" (lunch) break, and therefore not during the first hour of the morning session.
Which of the two is correct?
Best wishes, John
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