John Adams's Presidency

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John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents were John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston. He had two younger brothers named Peter and Elihu. Adams loved his gather and had a strong relationship with him. Being the eldest child, his parents wanted him to get a formal education. They put him in Dame School at the age of six. Adams then went on to go to Brain Tree Latin School to learn about Latin. At the age of sixteen, in 1751, he went to Harvard and graduated with his A.B. degree in 1755. After this Adams taught at Worcester for a few years and decided to be a lawyer. He married his third cousin Abigail Smith on October 25, 1764 and had six children. During the 1760s, John Adams challenged Great Britain’s authority…show more content…
Washington and Adams shared the same political views but it was Adams who seemed spent his 8 years frustrated. When Washington retired from his presidency in 1796, John Adams ran and won the election over Thomas Jefferson. Adams presidency did not start out good as Britain and France were at war affecting American trade. George Washington managed to keep America at peace but when John Adams was elected he tried sending a delegation to France, which France declined. This was known as the XYZ Affair. An undeclared war broke out between France and America but this only lasted 2 years when a peace treaty was signed. Adams popularity heavily decreased when he signed the Alien and Sedition acts in 1798. This gave the government a lot of power to deport or arrest anyone who disagreed with the government. This hurt Adams costing him the election in 1800. When his term was done, Adams had a long and productive retirement. He wrote many books and wrote letters. In 1812 he was encourages to exchange letters with his rival Thomas Jefferson. John Adams son, John Quincy was the 6th president of the United States. John Adams died on July 24, 1826 at the age of 90. His final words were, “Thomas Jefferson…show more content…
From having a great life and being the first vice president as well as the second president of the United States. The political mindset that he had that the country needed. The Alien and Sedition Acts and, the Treaty of Paris, which where greats laws and decisions made by him. His role in the Continental Congress that decided who our leaders to lead our country in battle was. Finally his role in America, after his independence, was a bug part of John Adams that influenced our country. John Adams had a very influential life and affected this country in the good way, that we need it to at that
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