Thirteen governments […] thus founded on the natural authority of the people…

Thirteen governments […] thus founded on the natural authority of the people…

Thirteen governments […] thus founded on the natural authority of the people… --John Adams

Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.

John Adams

Year: 1787
Context: A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America
Tags: mankind, miracle or mystery, natural authority, original states, quarter of the globe, rights, thirteen governments

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