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.
In the Caucus club the members voted on local political problems. Soon the club was the beginning of a political party called the popular party or soon known as the Whig party. Many men like Elisha Cooke would come to Deacon Adams’ house and complain about the governor and finances. Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722, in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Deacon Samuel Adams and Mary Adams, who were religious Puritans.
However, after moving to Boston, he decided that he would pursue a career in law instead. Tukey entered the Harvard Law School and graduated after two years in 1843. Francis Tukey was admitted to the Suffolk bar on March 6, 1844. He was later appointed as the City Marshal of Boston by Mayor Josiah Quincy Jr Under Tukey, the force increased to 22 officers during the day and 8 at night. They were dispatched throughout the city at $2.00 per day and $1.25 per night.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s childhood and early years in ministry led to his involvement in the Antebellum Reform. Born in May of 1803, he was the son of a well-known Boston minister, William Emerson, and his wife Ruth. However, when Emerson was almost nine, his father died. Emerson grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and received his education from the Boston Public Latin School. He was accepted into the Harvard Divinity School at the age of fourteen.
John Adams Jr. Was one of three sons to the late John Adams Sr. and Abigail Boylston Adams. He was born in Braintree Massachusetts (now known as Quincy Mass.) on October 30, 1735. He had two younger brothers, Peter and Elihu Adams. As a boy, he looked up to his father being a Reverend, Farmer, Congregationalist Deacon, and Town Councilman.
Aaron Burr definitely impacted this country in his own way. On the day of February 6, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey a baby boy by the name of Aaron Burr was born. He was the second child of Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. who was also know as the second president of the College of New Jersey which later on was known as Princeton University. HIs mother, Esther Edwards Burr, was the daughter of Jonathan Edwards, who was a philosopher and theologian. Aaron Burr had an older sister named Sarah who was two years older than him.
People’s opinion on Oliver Cromwell are either you think he is corrupt and evil or you think he is a hero and a savior to England. Oliver Cromwell starts off as a regular citizen that was married to Elizabeth Cromwell and had at least seven kids. After eight years of parenting, he decided that he wanted to become a member of parliament. The Parliament elected Oliver Cromwell in 1628, and he was in Parliament that same year. The Parliament told him that he was the member for Huntingdon.
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln and the excerpt from the “Funeral Oration”by Pericles distinctly describe a democratic government. But which democracy is more “true”? The Athenian and American democracy have their many differences. The Gettysburg Address The Gettysburg Address was written by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War. It states that eighty seven years ago, their fathers had created a new nation with a new government.
Locke, Hobbes’s opposing philosopher, was born years later on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England. Contrary to Hobbes, Locke believed that people had rights and that a democracy is the most logical form of governing. Similar to Hobbes, his surroundings and upbringing affected his philosophy. Lokke was raised in a puritan home, and his father had high connections in the government which gave him the access to a good education. He attended Oxford Christ Church where he majored logic and metaphysics, as well as the classical languages.
Thomas Hooker was the original founder of Connecticut. He was born on July 5, 1856, in Leicestershire, England. He was also the Father of American Democracy. He studied first at Queens College, Cambridge, but was soon given a scholarship to Emmanuel College. He received his BA 1608 and his MA in 1611.