John Adams Early Childhood

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John Adams was born in a middle class Massachusetts farming family on October 30, 1735. He grew up experiencing the tidy and disciplined New England style of life. his father made a life as a farmer and a shoemaker in Braintree, a town about 15 miles south of Boston. During his childhood years, John loved the adventure filled outdoors, many times skipping school to go hunt and fish. Although young Adams wanted to be a farmer, his father insisted that he get a formal education, in the hopes that Adams would grow up to become a clergyman. Young Adams attended a dame school followed by a Latin School, preceding his education in Harvard, graduating in 1755. John Adams' life is the epitome of a common man making something of himself.
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