John Adams Essays

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As the second president of the United States and the first vice president, John Adams had experienced various kinds of lives of different social positions. Adams, in his early years, tried diverse professions like writer, lawyer, public speaker, and congressman. Later, he became one of the leaders of several political fields, such as the American Revolution and foreign relationships, whose contributions had influenced the United States Constitution. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," said by him, John Adams was more admirable to be a political philosopher than a politician. ("John Adams") John Adams was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, on October 30, 1735, and he is the first of three …show more content…
(Shaw 25) It was a marriage of the mind and of the heart, which left a remarkable and shining example for the following. In 1776, Adams devoted himself completely into the issues about American independence. A resolution, namely the Declaration of Independence, claimed that actions should be taken to make sure that every citizen of the United States should live in the "happiness and safety", was passed by Congress. Adams, as the writer of the introduction of the Declaration as well as one of the editors of the draft, spelled out the principle of independence. While because of his belief that the cause of independence was more important than some phenomena at that time, he did not protest when Congress cut the denouncement of slavery from the Declaration, although he was a lifelong opponent of it. Even though he was considered to have made little contributions to the details of the Declaration of Independence, according to Thomas Jefferson, he served as "the pillar of its support on the floor Congress." (John Adams) A year later, Adams was elected by Congress to be a diplomat to France, and three months later, he left America and set off for Europe. During his one-and-half-year stay in France, Adams kept sending numerous long letters to his friends and family, which described his emotional feelings as well as the European affairs that he was dealing with. Meanwhile, he observed the French court and national life, and found dramatic

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