By Audrey & Ryusa
Did you know
2.John Adams was 5 feet tall and 7 inches.
3.Did you know that John Adams's color was unusually high, his face was often red from exertion and his blue eyes blazed?
4.He was the longest living president because he died at 90 years.
5.Did you know that John was the first presidential family to live in the partly finished white house?
John Adams before presidency
Born into a comfortable, but not wealthy, Massachusetts farming family on October 30, 1735, John Adams grew up in the tidy little world of New England village. His father, a deacon in the Congregational Church, earned a living as a farmer and shoemaker in brain-tree, fifteen miles south of Boston. As a healthy young boy, John Adams loved the outdoors, frequently skipping school to hunt and fish. John said later that he would have preferred a life as a farmer, but his father insisted that he receive a normal education. His dad hoped that he might become a clergyman. John attended a dame school, a local school taught by a woman teacher that was designed to teach the rudimentary skills of reading and writing, followed by a Latin school, a preparatory school for those who planned to attend college. He finally excelled at his studies and entered Harvard College at age fifteen. He graduated in 1755. Young John, who had no interest in a ministerial career, taught in a Latin school in Worcester, Massachusetts, to earn the tuition fees to study law, and from 1756 to 1758, he studied law with a prominent local lawyer in Worcester.