Dean H. Willis
November 20, 2015
John Adams “We are in the very midst of the revolution, the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of the world.” (McCullough 127) This dynamic quote was given by John Adams. The American Revolution started when Great Britain put taxes on the colonies. Feeling that these taxes were unconstitutional, the patriots started revolts like the Boston Tea Party. The American Revolution was fought from 1775 to 1783. America fought hard to win her freedom from Great Britain. This great war was fought in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and many other colonies. John Adams was vitally important during the Revolutionary War. He was at the forefront of America’s realization that she needed to be independent and he worked to accomplish this as a congressman, a great thinker and communicator, and a diplomat.
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He died July 4, 1826. He had two brothers, Peter and Elihu. John Adams loved books and reading. He loved to write and to talk about history. He liked swimming, walking and billiards. He had silkworms and an alligator for his pets. Adam 's’ parents were Susanna Boylston and John Adams. His mother was notable in society and his father was a farmer, town councilman and deacon. John Adams attended Harvard University where he studied law in his senior year. After college, John Adams opened his own law firm in Braintree. He married
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John Adams was the second president of the United States. Before he was a president, he was a very hard working man but, he had a little bit of an attitude. He was the kind of person that would do something right and would never think of the consequences after. His cousin was Sam Adams one of the instigators for the Boston Massacre and the tea party. When all of this was happening he stood up for the british soldiers in court to make sure they got a fair fight. John was a visionary, he could see how things would play out in the future. He foresaw the idea of a Continental army and the Declaration of Independence. John even new how to talk and encourage or change peoples minds, he once introduced the idea of the Anti-Revolution of the South
“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.
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 and died July 4, 1826. He was an early advocate of American independence from Great Britain, a major figure in the Continental Congress author of the Massachusetts constitution, signer of the Treaty of Paris, first American ambassador to the Court of St. James, first vice president, and second president of the United States. Although Adams was looked as one of the most significant statesmen of the revolutionary era, his reputation faded in the 19th century, only to grow again during the last half of the 20th century.
John Adams birthday is on October 30, 1735. His place of birth is Braintree, MA. His death date was July 4,1826. The place of death was Quince, MA. His occupation is the second us president. His education is at Harvard collage from 1751-1755.His full name is John Adams.
The American Revolutionary War occurred during 1775 to 1781 years, which was an army conflict between the Great Britain and the thirteen united states of America. John Adams said “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” From his view, he thought that because of the designer of independence, freedom, and equality that Americans wanted, states decided to become a unit and start the American Revolutionary War. Therefore, events such as the Albany Plan of Union, Sons of Liberty, Nonimportation Agreements, and Boston Massacre presented Americans’ minds changed before the American Revolutionary War.
John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 (History.com). Adams was the oldest of three sons and his father was a shoemaker/farmer and an official for the local government (History.com). John Adams was a very hard working student and his hard work payed off when he graduated from Harvard in 1755 (History.com). In the beginning Adams taught for many years and then went on to study law (History.com). John Adams went on to marry Abigail Smith in 1764 and they decided to have six children throughout the years (History.com). When Adams started his law career in 1758, he because an outstanding attorney in Boston (History.com).
Samuel Adams was born September 27, 1722 in Boston ,Massachusetts .died October 2 1803 in Cambridge, MA. He grew up in a family house on Purchase Street, near the Boston harbor. Boston was not the city it is today during that time. He was one out of eleven children. Most of his brothers and sisters did not live past the age of three. In fact, only two lived past the age three sadly.
“Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason”. -samuel Adams Many events took place that resulted in the American revolution. The following events all contributed to the American revolution;Navigation acts of 1660,french and indian war,pontiac’s rebellion,proclamation of 1763,the sugar act of 1764,the stamp act of 1765, the Declaratory act of 1766, the townshend act of 1767, the boston massacre of 1770, the boston tea party of 1773, and the intolerable acts 1774.Paragraph #2 body [ Navigation acts of 1660 ]“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”harry foredick. The navigation act is any of several acts of parliament between 1651 and 1847 designed
As an avid rebel against of British taxation Samuel Adams helped to popularize the disdain in Boston to the newly enforced Stamp Act created by Britain. He also played a major part in the Boston Tea party helping to organize it which was shown as a rebellion towards the Tea Act in which British Tea was taxed, problem was that British tea was essentially the colonist only choice. A little later through his life Adams served on the legislature for Massachusetts from 1765 to 1774. One thing he did in this position was that he founded the Boston Committee of Correspondence, which helped to coordinate and help with the American Revolutionary War efforts. After he left from his position as state legislature, Adams served as a Massachusetts delegate to Continental Congress until 1781. During his job in that position he advocated greatly for independence from Great Britain, which could be foreshadowed by his early rebellious acts towards British Acts, and signed America's Declaration of Independence along with his close cousin in politics John Adams.
I picked john Adams to be a monument because of how he has changed America as we know it. During the 1770’s, he was a delegate to the continental congress. In the 1780’s, Adams served as a diplomat in Europe to help negotiate. From 1789 to 1797, he was America’s first Vice President. I think he holds significance in our history today, considering how intelligent and fair he is.
Samuel Adams was one of the most famous and influential revolutionary war leaders. Mr.Adams made the Sons of liberty, and helped the colonist with the acts to take away the unnecessary taxations.
Throughout the years, Samuel Adams has been researched and analyzed in multiple different lights. In fact over the years it is more than possible that the truth of Samuel Adams and what he did during the Revolutionary War has been distorted by conflicting opinions of scholars. Samuel Adams was thought to be many things, a manipulator, a trouble maker, a great man, unselfish, and vital to the revolution. All of these opinions of him are contradicting each other. However, no matter the spin on it Samuel Adams did have a role in the development of American Independence from Britain. Samuel Adams and his organization The Sons of Liberty were heros and dedicated patriots who used acceptable force as well as strategies for the freedom of the American
When it comes to a democracy always committing suicide, I believe it. In the letter written by John Adams, when referring to a democracy, he states, “It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” Unequal representation in the colonies is one reason the British government crumbled and led to The American Revolution. Today, I feel that there is an overwhelming amount of unequal representation in the United States among different races and backgrounds. In some ways, we are treating these people the same way the British treated us. We expect them to confide by our rules, and pay taxes, yet we don’t treat them equally, and in turn we oppress them. When John Adams wrote this letter, he saw the big picture. He saw how the British government ended,
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree [now known as Quincy] Massachusetts. He was the eldest of three sons. He graduated from Harvard College in 1755, for the next three years taught grammar school in Worcester, Massachusetts. His father encouraged him to aspire towards a career in the ministry,