John Adams and Thomas Jefferson worked together to build our nation, but as individuals, they were worlds apart. Adams was a blunt Massachusetts lawyer who sparked intense arguments every time he spoke his mind. Jefferson was a slippery and quiet Virginia planter with controversial and conflicting views on slavery and government. 2 men, 2 vastly different styles and personalities, 1 common cause – to create a government by the people, for the people. This is Part 1 of our 2-part series on our complicated but essential revolution!