Education: The Adams Finals

Why did Jay Gould refer to the Adams family as an extinct species of dinosaurs?

Describe the ideals of the Adams family concerning their responsibilities toward government and society. How did Charles Francis Adams II interpret these ideals?

Why was the working class unable to elect political leaders who would champion their cause?

At more than 300 colleges and universities last week, students penned their answers to these and other questions in final exams for courses based on the 13 episodes of Public Broadcasting Service's The Adams Chronicles. The lavish $5.2 million series was the most popular ever offered by the network—it was seen...

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