A little of history

Referring to the historical ties that existed between Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) and the United States, some authors stress the admiration felt by John Adams, second president of the US, for the Basques' historical form of government. Adams, who on his tour of Europe visited Bizkaia, was impressed. He cited the Basques as an example in A defense of the Constitution of the United States, as he wrote in 1786:

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