John Adams

Contribution to the American Revolution


John Adams was an essential figure for persuading the Congress to declare independence. Adams had a brilliant way of getting his point across to the people and Congress. John Adams thought rationally and had a huge influence on making independence apparent.

The Process of John Adam's election

There was always presidential competition between the Federalists and the Republicans during the election of 1796. In September 1796, George Washington announced he wouldn't serve his 3rd term. The Federalists then turned to John Adams, who had been Washington's vice president for 8 years. Alexander Hamilton disagreed with Adams on a lot of different things, such as relations with Europe. Hamilton was the leader of the Federalists, but most of the Federalists supported John Adams.Between the votes of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Pinckney, Adams won the most votes and was elected the second president of the United States in 1797.

John Adam's background

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree Massachusetts. Adams graduated from Harvard in 1755. His first case in 1770 which was somewhat of an unpopular case, Adams was one of the lawyers and agreed to defend the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. After there was a mob and 5 men were killed, Adams was elected to the Massachusetts General court and served as a representative from Boston.

John Adam's final days

John Adams retired to Braintree after leaving the White house in 1801. The last 25 years of his life was spent making time for friends and family. He spent a lot of his time writing and recording his experiences in politics. Adams died on July 4, 1826, which was 50 years from the day the Second Continental Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence. It's supposed that his last words were, "Thomas Jefferson still survives", not knowing Jefferson had died bout 5 hours earlier that day.

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