Abigail Adams – February 1, 1800

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s February 1, 1800. I’m at the first official White House ball with Abigail Adams.

JG: “Mr. President, may I have the honor of dancing with the First Lady?”

JA: “Why … certainly.”

JG: “Mrs. Adams, how do you like the White House?”

AA: “Mr. Gillespie, after all those years of fighting for freedom and my husband being away for so long, it’s wonderful to experience this house.”

While the Adams only lived in the White House a few months, they have lived in our nation’s heart for two centuries.

Read more about the history of the White House.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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