John Adams

By: Zachary Hunt and Chance Dixon


John Adams, born in Massachusetts on October 30, 1735. Adam's family immigrated to the new world in 1640. His father, also John, was a farmer and cobbler in Massachusetts. John Adams Sr married Susanna Boylston and had only one child, John Adams. He went to school at age six and up because his parents wanted him to be educated. After grade school, he went to Harvard College and got his degree. Afterwards, Adams wanted to pursue his dream of being a lawyer. After law school, the Boston Massacre broke out. Adams defended the British Soldiers, even though he new they were in the wrong. Adams joined the Continental Congress, in which he was able to argue points in the Declaration Of Independence. Adams became president of the United States in 1797. He was most known for the Alien and Sedition Acts that he passed. Adams retired and died on July 4, 1826.


The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
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How Adams represented Integrity

In 1770, John Adams displayed his integrity by representing the British soldiers who killed five civilians in the Boston Massacre. By representing these soldiers, the public became hostile towards him and his law practice suffered. Despite this, he represented the soldiers to the best of his abilities so they could have a fair trial. By doing this, this showed that Adams had more moral principles than anybody else during that period. John also showed integrity by specifically saying "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." This quote by John Adams shows that he was truly honest.
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The status of being a citizen and having the right to live there, work, and vote in a country.
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How Adams showed Citizenship.

Adams did demonstrate citizenship. He showed this by joining the Sons of Liberty and playing a major role in colonial Americas fight for it's independence such as testifying against the stamp act.
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