Biography of John Adams Essay

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John Adams was born October 30, 1735 in Braintree Massachusetts to his father John
Adams and mother Susanna Boylston Adams. His father was a deacon, lieutenant in the militia, and farmer. John looked up to his father, more than anyone. Recounting later in his life that if he could go back in time he would become a farmer like his father. John was the eldest to two younger brothers Peter and Elihu. He was also the second cousin to Samuel Adams who will later convince him to join the revolution, and third cousin to his future wife Abigail Smith. Growing up on a farm the young John Adams was opened to the world around him.
Having a natural love for the outdoors he occasionally skipped class, though he was intelligent he hated school. …show more content…

The soldiers fired on the crowd killing five and injuring many more. The soldiers were arrested on criminal charges and would be given a fair trial while Samuel Adams and his Sons of
Liberty group protest that these soldiers be hung for their killing of innocent protesters and the withdraw of British soldiers from Boston. Captain Preston and his men seek the aid of a lawyer who will try their case. Every lawyer, not wanting their reputations to be diminished, because they would be siding with the British soldiers, they enlist the help of John Adams. Who is a stout supporter for the law, justice, and innocence, he accepts the case; even though he and his family may become endangered. The trial began on October 24, 1770. Going into the trial Adams realized that it would be an uphill battle, faced with a Bostonian jury and the threats and badgering against anyone who would be a witness. Adams has to convince the jury that Captain Preston did not order his men to fire, and were attacked by the crowd, while also proving that the crowd was a mob rather than a lawful assembly. From an eye witness that was standing next to the Captain proclaims that he did not tell his soldiers to fire. More witness confirm that the crowd was carrying clubs and sticks, while throwing oyster shells, snowballs, and rocks at the soldiers. The most alarming find was that some witnesses confess that the crowd was daring the soldiers to fire. Through

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