John Adams Accomplishments

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John Adams was the second president of the United States in 1797, and one of the greatest figures in American History. He served on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence and then helped persuade the Second Continental Congress to adopt the declaration which is when America gained its independence. Throughout all his accomplishments, it wasn’t just smooth sailing, he hit challenges and adversity that set him back. Although, when he signed the Declaration of Independence proclaiming America’s freedom on July 4, 1776, the rest was history. John Adams continually advised congress and the common people that they should break away from Britain. During the Revolutionary War, John Adams served in France, and helped negotiate the …show more content…

During the Stamp Act the American colonist were under the control of Great Britain. There were laws regulating trade to America, but they were rarely followed. The Stamp Act required a tax and a stamp on all legal documents, licenses, contracts, newspapers, pamphlets and other papers. John Adams was the main enforcer on protesting against the Stamp Act and coming up with various solutions. Then in December, John Adams supported what is known as the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was where many patriots dumped seventeen million pounds of unsold tea into the Boston harbor to protest the tax that was set on tea. Although, surprisingly when the Boston Massacre broke out in the streets, and the common people held rifles to British troops, John Adams defended the British. Ultimately, it came down to the Continental Congress, in which Adams was elected on to. In the First Continental Congress, they called a boycott on all British goods. They were not to be imported or exported. Then in the Second Continental Congress, that moved America that much closer to independence. Which John Adams was apart of and pushed the issue of independence heavily. Then on July 4, 1776, many man, including John Adams, signed what is known as the Declaration of Independence, which gave America its freedom from Great

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