………From the beginning, others have seen Americans not as a people who sought ordered stability but as persistent disturbers of the status quo. As the ancient Corinthians said of the Athenians, they were “incapable of either living a quiet life themselves or of allowing

John Quincy Adams, President of the United Sta...

John Quincy Adams, President of the United States, served on the Board of Trustees in 1832. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

anyone else to do so.” Nineteenth-century Americans were, in the words of French diplomats, “numerous,” “warlike,” and an “enemy to be feared.”

In 1817, John Quincy Adams reported from London, “The universal feeling of Europe in witnessing the gigantic growth of our population and power is that we shall, if united, become a very dangerous member of the society of nations.”

The United States was dangerous not only because it was expansionist, but also because its liberal republicanism threatened the established conservative order of that era.


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Austria’s Prince Metternich rightly feared what would happen to the “moral force” of Europe’s conservative monarchies when “this flood of evil doctrines” was married to the military, economic, and political power Americans seemed destined to acquire…..


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