Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Madison

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Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Madison - Cohen, I Bernard, Professor, PhD

America's founding fathers were remarkably well-rounded people, not least in their understanding of science. Thomas Jefferson was the only president who could read and understand Newton's Principia. Benjamin Franklin, in 1775, held international fame in science. John Adams had the finest education in science the new country could provide, ...