John Adams

May,2016 M.Phan

Early Life

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree Massachusetts, which is now Quincy. According to Britannica, his father was a farmer, and a community leader. Soon, Adams went to Harvard College in 1751 for his education. This was where he met Abigail Smith. In 1764, Abigail and John got married. In fact, they had 5 children. Unfortunately, 1 daughter died as a baby.


After John Adams graduated Harvard in 1755, he taught schools for a few years. After that, he became a lawyer. In 1789, John Adams was elected the 1st Vice President of the United States. Afterward, Adams was elected as the 2nd president of the United States. According to Pebble Go, he led against unfair taxes, and urged people to declare independence from Britain. He even helped write the Declaration of Independence.


A challenge that John Adams faced was that, one of his daughters died as a baby. To make it even worse, when he was president, he was hated by all Democratic-Republicans. Democratic-Republicans doesn’t want a strong government, they want the people to control. John Adams was a federalist, so he wanted a strong central government. According to Britannica, he fought for independence, and he produced the Treaty of Paris. Unfortunately, he faced more criticism, and lost to Jefferson of the election.


Adams had accomplish many things. One accomplishment was that he won the Revolutionary War, and declared their independence from Britain. According to Pebble Go, he was known for doing what’s right, and worked for peaceful solutions. He also made peace with France, which ended the American Revolutionary war. He believed that everyone’s legal rights should be protected. Unfortunately, he died on July 4th, 1826 on Independence Day.


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  • "John Adams." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. April 2016

Fun Facts

  • A town in Massachusetts was named after me
  • have two brothers: Elihu Adams & Peter Adams
  • was in the Federalist party
  • Helped write the Declaration of Independence