OpenStudy (anonymous):

Among members of George Washington's cabinet, __________ had a pessimistic view of human nature and a dread of democratic excess. A. Hamilton B. Marshall C. Adams D. Jefferson

3 years ago
OpenStudy (hugsnotughs):

Welcome to Openstudy. (*^▽^*) I think it was C, Adams. Adams was unalterably pessimistic about the ability of human beings to improve themselves or their society through the use of reason. Adams had seen what a mob can do, and as a matter of fact acted as legal counsel to the British soldiers who fired on the mob at the so-called Boston Massacre. I've read his writings and his accounts of those times and I understand his thoughts and observations.

3 years ago
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