John Adams

By: Chris Overcash, Nick Rogers, Kenneth Cole, Mark Jeska

John Adams, the Family

His mid-size family included his parents and two younger brothers. He married his wife, Abigail Smith, and had six children; Nabby, Susanna, Charles, Thomas, Elizabeth, and John Quincy, whom went on to become the 6th president of the United States of America.

Political Alliance for the Colonies and for Democracy.

Before the revolution began, John Adams published "Thoughts on Government", in April of 1776, which proposed a new government of a bicameralism, a government with two houses, which was not accepted at first, but then became part of the US government just as it is today, Congress. He helped in the creation of the Declaration of Independence from England so that colonists could establish their our government without any outside rule. Once the Colonies had broken away from Great Britain, John Adams worked with France and the Dutch and established the US Navy. He was the key man for the involvement of the French during the Revolutionary War.

Contribution for colonial development and independence

John Adams first aided the colonist rebellion during the Stamp Act of 1765 and then serving as representative of Massachusetts during the First Continental Congress and then developing part of the Declaration of Independence to start a revolution against Britain and eventually become the United States and America.

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John Adams had an adherence to moral and ethical ideals or integrity by defending 8 soldiers that were charged for manslaughter during the Boston Massacre and was able to successfully defend 6 of the soldiers by giving them a right to an attorney for a fair trial. A few years later, he became concerned about Parliament's authority in the colonies because the colonists believed that only the one person king was to impose such as acts onto the colonists, not Parliament, so he stood up as spokesman for Massachusetts to oppose the Parliament's rule for the people he was representing, leading to the motion of independence, complete, independence from England.


John Adams was not a loyal citizen to the English Government as not upholding the rights and privileges given by the English Government, therefore he had little citizenship for his original nationality. As part of being a citizen in colonies, there were taxes set down that colonists were supposed to adhere to, but he was one of first to say no to the Stamp Act of 1765 and was one of the people that assisted in the making of the Declaration of Indepedence to break away from England.