John Adams was on the founding fathers of the Declaration of Independence and was the second president of the United States of America. In this essay I will go over Adams early life and his life before and after his presidency. John Adams was born October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He grew up in a comfortable family; his father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman.(1) His father was a direct descendent of Puritan emigrants in England, and his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendent of Boylston of Brookline a prominent family in the Massachusetts colony.(1)
Today, the name Samuel Adams is synonymous with a famous Boston, Massachusetts beer company. However, Samuel Adams was a man who made several contributions to help the American Colonies break free from British rule (Constitution Facts, n.d.). Adams, who was also known as “The Firebrand of The Revolution” (Constitution Facts, n.d.) is especially known for being an agitator between the American Colonist and the British (Constitution Facts, n.d.). For example, he organized several protest over the Sugar Act (1764) and the Stamp Act (1765) (Boston Tea Party, n.d.), which were both taxations against the American Colonies instituted by the British empire. However, Adams is most famous for helping to plan and execute the political protest of the
John Adams, although not as widely known as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, he has done a lot of work to help America Born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree/Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents were John Adam Sr. and Susanna Boylston Adams. He grew up on his family farm with his two younger brothers Peter and Elihu Adams.
When the time of the Revolution came about, Benjamin was an avid supporter and was active in the Sons of Liberty. He was elected to the provincial conference, which was to elect delegates to send to Congress. While there, Thomas Paine consulted Benjamin for advice on a pamphlet he was writing, that became his famous book, Common Sense. While he was attending in the Continental Congress, he was also serving on the Medical Committee there.
Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies Summary Robert Middlekauff starts off by introducing Benjamin Franklin as a well-mannered and civic-minded individual who is loved by everyone. Of course, Benjamin Franklin was a little bit reserved when it came to strangers, but that never stopped people from growing fond of him. His good heart and spirit lead him to amazing people like Margaret Stevenson (Polly), John Adams, William Strahan, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Besides from having a well-liked personality Robert Middlekauff also reveals that Benjamin Franklin was a curious man who came equipped with an outstanding resumé.
Henry Knox once said, "Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events." On March fifth 1776 General Washington had a plan to force the British out of Boston. Washington ordered his men to bring captured cannons from Fort Ticonderoga through the snow, so they can be put at Dorchester Heights. Washington wanted to keep it under wraps. If the redcoats were to find out their plan they would easily be able to storm the fort.
Are you a Federalist or an Anti-Federalist? The proportional representation of the people and the government in the pursuit of equality and happiness is thoroughly explained through the Anti-Federalist party. Jackson Turner Main wrote, "to them, the man of 'federal principles' approved of 'federal measures,' which meant those that increased the weight and authority or extended the influence of the Confederation Congress." By stating this he intended to provide the explanation and root of the problem; the egos of both parties, especially federalists were a constant wall blocking the parties from a resolution The Anti-Federalists were composed of many differential elements.
In the year 1800, America was still a new, inexperienced nation. The many faults in the political system were still being ironed out, and the introduction and implementation of these new processes were stirring great interest in the people. The Presidential elections were one of the biggest changes that the Constitution had brought about in its ratification. The elections gave the people a chance to have their voices heard and to express their opinions in whom they believed should lead their country, without giving them a dangerous or excess amount of power. The Electoral College was the system that had the final vote in who would be president, and it consisted of 138 electors from the sixteen states in which “Each presidential elector cast
British customs official, loyalist, during tea act (three-pence tea tax detested by patriots). He supported the importation of British goods which angered the colonists because they desired to be independent and produce their own taxes and not have to pay the taxes that Great Britain enforced. On January 25, 1774, George Hewes saw Malcom threatening to strike a boy with his cane. After being called out on this, John Malcom struck Hewes on the head with the cane, and knocked him unconscious.
The making of federalism was mainly a reaction to the british government and the Articles of Confederation. The British government were concentrated on a stronger central government while the Articles of Confederation stood for the weak central government but stronger state government. Federalism is the sharing of power between the national government and the state; federalist agitated for a new and more effective constitution. George Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton were some of the many well educated honored federalist. Although Washington tried to be noble and stayed away from selecting a certain party (knowing that others will follow) he was generally taken to have been, by policy,a federalist.
While John Quincy Adams was in office, the 363 mile - long Erie Canal is completed from Lake Erie to New York City, linking the Atlantic and trans-Atlantic markets with the growing agricultural production in the Northwest states. They began the construction of the Erie Canal in 1817. Adams had strongly supported the national planning of and the use of national funds for an improved transportation foundation. In 1826, Military Training Manuals were created. Also, while Adams was in office he attempted to find something to provide Native Americans with territory in the West, but this failed to find support in Congress.
Necessary Conditions Illustrated in the Life of John Adams Many people throughout history know of John Adams as being one of the founding fathers, the first vice president of the United States and as becoming the second president. However on the other hand many of them do not know of him as being also one the most important people to contribute to democracy during his lifetime from 1735 to 1826. Historic Period(s) John Adams had such an important contribution upon certain events of the United States, an example would be how in 1774, Adams served on the First Continental Congress and being one of the many alongside Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, had helped draft the Declaration of Independence.