John Adams Accomplishments

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The second president of the United States, John Adams is considered one of the founding fathers of America, a key part in winning support for the American Revolution. Plus helping create the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolutionary War, Adams wrote a couple of essays that were helpful in creating the styling and strength of the new American government. Adams was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts in 1735, oldest son of a New England farmer ancestors had emigrated from England in the 1630s. His parents were John Adams and Susanna Boylston. John Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1755 and had planned on becoming a minister but decided to study law instead. He was admitted to the Boston bar in 1758 and began practicing law and involving himself in town events. He married Abigail Smith, the daughter of a churchman, in 1764. The couple had four children: Abby, John Quincy, Charles, and Thomas Adams. …show more content…

Adams was a moderate Federalist, and although he and Jefferson never engaged directly in the verbal fight’s, the hatred that developed between them endured until 1813 when they broke their long, bitter silence and began an extensive correspondence. He was often called the father of the American navy. He unfortunately only served one term during 1797-1801. Adams was a part of the Federalist Party. Adams had Thomas Jefferson as his vice president. He was the only president of the first five U.S. presidents not to be a slaveholder. When Adams became president the population was 4,900,000. Adams was also the first lawyer-president. During john Adams presidency he was influenced by many people a few of them are Montesquieu, Niccolò Machiavelli, and

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