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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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John Adam

Early Life John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. His father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman, and was a direct descendant of Henry Adams, a Puritan who emigrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. His mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendant of the Boylston of Brookline, a prominent family in colonial Massachusetts.  At age 16, Adams earned a scholarship to attend Harvard University...

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John Adams and the Coming of the Revolution

In the story "John Adams and the Coming of the Revolution”, author David McCullough discusses how John Adams was asked to defend the British soldiers in court of the soldier’s accusation of man slaughter, following the Boston Massacre. Being such a problematic case that could ruin his reputation, John Adams accepted to defend the soldiers because of his experience in difficult cases, and his strong principles and beliefs. John Adam’s reputation did not even tarnish because of how skillfully he handled...

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The Legacy of John Adams

The Legacy of John Adams In the early history of the United States, many founding fathers and people before them helped shape the underpinning for our nation’s liberty. Of the founding fathers and persons who were essential in the naissance of the great nation known today as the United States of America, John Adams is undoubtedly one of the most vital of them all. John Adams by David McCullough did not only do Adams’ life story justice, it also painted the man and his works so vividly in every...

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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 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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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 Essay

In David McCullough’s John Adams, Adams is described as a bold, righteous man whose character was undeniably the fire behind the American revolution. Adams played a key role throughout the entire beginning of colonial America and contributed to its independence immensely. The three most significant events in which Adams played a large role in American history was his pursuit in being a lawyer and protecting the soldiers in the Boston Massacre, his trip to France, and the drafting of the Declaration...

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Founding Father John Adams

John Adams remains the most misconstrued and unappreciated "great man" in American History (Ellis). The second president of the United States of America, he truly was a great man. Adams served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles during the Revolution, and helped negotiate the Treaty of Peace. From 1785 to 1788 he was minister to the court of St. James, returning to be elected Vice President under George Washington both of Washington's two terms. For a man of his intellect, vanity and vigor...

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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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