Road to Revolution
"The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and the hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations." ~ John Adams
During the revolutionary war he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, helping to negotiate the treaty of peace. His two terms as Vice President were frustrating for a man like himself. He complained to his wife Abigail, "My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived" he had said.
After his father died, He took over his job as gold smith. Making bowls and plates and such. In 1760 He became a Freemason and joined The Sons of Liberty and the North End Caucus. What most know him for was when he crossed the Charles River on April 18-19, 1775 and rode to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock of the approaching british troops.