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John Adams

Revolutionary John Adams Many people around the world have accomplished something to make them revolutionary. Some use this magic in ways to help the world, but others do not. The second president of the United States, John Adams, is one of these figures that helped the world. When England was taking advantage of the United States, Mr. Adams found ways to help the colonies break away and to become a separate country. John Adams was a delegate from Massachusetts who convinced representatives...

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Book Review: John Adams

John Adams was written by David McCullough and published in 2001. The book won McCullough’s second Pulitzer Prize a year after its publication date. Due to its popularity, HBO transformed the award-winning book into a seven part TV miniseries, which aired during the months of March and April in 2008. David Gaub McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1933. While a young man, McCullough had many career choices, ranging from architect, actor, painter, writer, to lawyer. In...

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John Adams Movie

John Adams was a man who believed in the law, and in fair play. If the soldiers could not get a fair trial, were we any better than the British and their high handed ways. John Adams knew he had to be the one, only a known radical could defend the soldiers. In the end, John Adams got most of the soldiers acquitted and the rest reduced to minor charges. The right by trial by jury was one of the rights the radicals were defending. The British were trying to limit trial by jury because too many smugglers...

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

with One Another The relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was one of the most iconic and symbolic relationships in American history not only for its many ups and downs, but also for its great effects on the founding and governing of America. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met for the first time in 1775 and almost immediately developed a friendly liking toward each other. For the first two decades of their friendship, Jefferson and Adams constantly exchanged praises and affection...

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The Importance of John Adams 1763-1776

The Importance of John Adams 1763-1776 “Fear is the foundation of most governments,” (1) quoted by the fearless leader John Adams. John Adams played significant roles during the years of 1763 through 1776. He was in support of self-governing and independence which caused him to become the leader of the Boston Massacre. Between 1765 and 1776, Adams’s involvement in radical politics ran apace with the escalation of events. In 1770, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives...

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John Adams Book Report

John Adams By David McCullough Characters John Adams - Abigail Smith Adam’s husband. Father of five children. The 1st vice president of the United States and its 2nd president. But before this a Harvard graduate, a school teacher, a renowned and ethical lawyer and a legal and constitutional scholar. Abigail Smith Adams - John Adams' wife. An important person in John's life for more than 50 years, constantly exchanging letters with him. She encouraged him and pushed him through these letters...

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was a major influence in the history of the United States. John Quincy took part in more important events, and held more important positions than any person in United States history. Some of the important positions he held were he was American Ministers to four different European Countries (Hague, Prussia, Russia and England), a State Senator representing Massachusetts, peace negotiator to England, a member of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the State, and President...

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The Life of John Adams

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was a direct descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He studied law at Harvard University, and in 1758 was admitted to the bar. In 1774, he served on the First Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president. ohn Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. His father...

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Hist 101 - John Adams - The Founding of the Republic

John Adams - The Founding of the Republic John Adams was born into a comfortable life, but not a wealthy one. He came from a family of farmers located in Massachusetts; he was born October 30 1735. John's father was also the deacon in the Congregational Church in their tidy little New England village, and besides farming earned a living as a shoe maker. John grew up your average child, spending all of his time outdoors, hating school, hunting and fishing; John was even caught skipping school...

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john adams

1) John Adams had more positive characteristics than negative. John Adams of Braintree Massachusetts was a lawyer, farmer, Harvard graduate, husband of Abigail Smith Adams, father of four children, and a revolutionary. By the look of things, he seemed like a pretty lovable man considering he was his wife’s tenderest of husbands and her good man. He had many great qualities that everyone around him would appreciate his presence. As for the negative traits, he was fiercely stubborn and quick to anger...

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