John Adams

By Carissa Blake

Who was John Adams?

John Adams was born and raised in present day Quincy, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 90 in Quincy. He was born October 20th, 1735 and died July 4th, 1826. He studied at Harvard and began his career as a lawyer. He was married to Abigail and they had 6 kids. John died at the age of 90 in Quincy, Massachusetts.

What did John Adams do?

Besides the fact that John Adams was a Founding Father of the Constitution, he also was a lawyer by trade, ,first vice president, served as a minister to Great Britain, helped plan out the Declaration of Independence, and negotiated the peace treaty with Great Britain to end the Revolutionary War. John Adams was also a federalist. He held a more stiff view of government than his republican rivals. The most abiding political legacy that he did was appointing John Marshall as Supreme Court Chief Justice. He attended both the first and second Constitutional Conventions. He became a leading voice to America's future of independence. At the second Constitutional Convention he was the one who nominated George Washington to be commander in chief. He wrote and published Thoughts on Government during this time. The ideas in his pamphlet became a great part of the constitution on many states, and the United States of America.

"Let the human mind loose. It must be loosed. It will be loosed. Superstition and despotism cannot confine it."

•John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had a unique relationship.. Thomas was Johns closest friend and most loathed political enemy.

•Adams and Jefferson died on the same day, 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

•Adams was married to his 3rd cousin