Independent, Leader, President
Political Affiliations: John Adams was a federalist, which shows he supported strong central government because he didn't think it was right for the individual states to have power; but after refusing to go to war with France he lost most of his followers.
Contributions to colonial developments: He wanted the colonies to separate from Great Britain because he didn't think they were thinking about their people, showing his support he helped by leading that movement and continually voicing his opinions about it. He was also a strong advocate against the Stamp Act because of the taxes and tariffs Great Britian was pushing on the colonies, he showed his loyalty against this Act by being voiced about it and writing numerous essays explaining his view.
Citizenship is the quality of an individuals response to membership in a community or town
John Adams being a president, lawyer, diplomat, and important public figure was one of the people that assisted Thomas Jefferson in writing the draft of the Declaration of Independence which helped the colonies or "community." This act showed his motion of citizenship towards his community.
The European diplomat John Adams proved to be very useful in helping negotiate a peace treaty that would later happen with Great Britain.
John Adams was apart of the organization, Sons of Liberty. This organization or group was made to protect the right of the people against the abuse from the British government. John Adams supported it and helped assimilate the Boston Tea Party which was a successful triumph for the Sons of Liberty.
John Adams was a strong advocate for freedom and displayed that with his actions when he proved to be the ONLY founding father to never own a slave in his lifetime.
His opinions never seemed to be wavering with the opinions of the public rather he stood for honesty and did not flinch from that spot till his death, for example he supported and successfully achieved fair trial for British soldiers regarding the Boston Massacre of 1770 even while neglecting his own political views, because he knew that was the honest thing to do.
He wrote many widely published essays attacking the Stamp Act of 1765 and the legality that Britain had which allowed them to impart colonial taxation without representation.
He was also a never-changing proponent for America's independence.
John Adams Portrait
John Adams on far right
John Adams Quote
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."