How Did John Adams Influence The Army

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John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, and died July 4, 1826 when he was 90 years old. His family tree was descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John grew up with his father, mother, and two siblings. He studied at Harvard University. Adams was as the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre and this is when he began to get some recognition. In 1774, he was part of the First Continental Congress and also helped draft the Declaration of Independence as one of the founding fathers. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president. John Adams was born in his family 's farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1792, Braintree became Quincy and it got the name Quincy because it was named after Colonel John Quincy, also John Adams son John Quincy Adams was named after this town. John Adams parents were John and Susanna Boylstown Adams. John was named after his father. Johns father was a deacon of the church. A deacon is “an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.” John Adams father at first wanted him to enter …show more content…

John Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers on trial for killing the five civilians. Adams justified defending the soldiers because he was an open-minded gentleman who believed deeply that every person deserves a defense in court, so he took the case right away proving to everyone how serious he was about being right with the law and not by personal emotions. It actually took seven months after the incident known as the Boston Massacre for the start of the trials. When they did begin in October 24, 1770 they lasted until December 5th. The names of the soldiers that were brought in were; Corporal William Wemms, William McCauley, James Hartigan, Hugh White, Matthew Kilroy, Hugh Montgomery, William Warren and John

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