John Adams - (1735 - 1826)

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John Adams Biography


John Adams was born at Quincy, then part of the ancient town of Braintree, on the 19th day of October, old style, 1735. He was a descendant of the Puritans, his ancestors having early emigrated from England, and settled in Massachusetts. Discovering early a strong love of reading and of knowledge, proper care was taken by his father to provide for his education. His youthful studies were prosecuted in Braintree, under Mr. Marsh, a gentleman whose fortune it was to instruct several children, who in manhood were destined to act a conspicuous part in the scenes of the revolution.

He became a member of Harvard College, 1751, and was graduated in course in 1755: with what degree of reputation he left the university is not now precisely known; we only know that he was distinguished in a class of which the Dr. Hemmenway was a member, who bore honorable testimony to the openness and decision of his character, and to the strength and activity of his mind.

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John Adams Genealogy

Parents:
John Adams (1691 - 1761)
Susanna Boylston Hall (1708 - 1797)

Spouse:
Abigail Smith Adams (1744 - 1818)

Children:
Abigail Adams Smith (1765 - 1813)
John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
Charles Adams (1770 - 1800)
Thomas Boylston Adams (1772 - 1832)

Siblings:
John Adams (1735 - 1826)
Peter Boylston Adams (1738 - 1823)
Elihu Adams (1741 - 1775)

John Adams Tivia

John Adams was the first Vice President of the United States
John Adams was the second president of the United States
John Adams published a series of political essays under the pen name "Novanglus"
John Adams was the first president to live in the White House when he came to Washington, D.C. in November of 1800
John Adams taught grammar school after he graduated from Harvard
John Adams and his wife gave their children an inoculation for small pox
John Adams was the only signer of the Declaration of Independence besides Thomas Jefferson to become President of the United States.
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Events in the life of John Adams

DateEvent

1735 10/19   Birth of John Adams
1755    John Adams Graduated from Harvard College
1758    John Adams admitted to the bar at Boston
1764 10/25   John Adams married Abigail Smith
1777    John Adams retired from Congress
1778    John Adams Commissioner to France
1778 02/15   John Adams sails to France
1779 09/27   John Adams is appointed to negotiate peace with England.
1780    John Adams Minister tothe Netherlands
1785    John Adams Minister to England
1789    John Adams elected Vice President
1797    John Adams elected President
1797 03/04   John Adams Inaugural Address  [URL]
1826 07/04   Death of John Adams at Quincy, Massachusetts
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Biography for John Adams (1735 - 1826)
Biography for John Adams
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John Adams Inaugural Address 03/04/1797
The Inaugural address of President John Adams
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Novanglus Essay Number 1 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 2 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 3 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 4 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 5 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 6 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 7 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 8 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 9 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 10 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 11 1774
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Novanglus Essay Number 12 1775
The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
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Letters between John and Abigail Adams (1774) 1774
Collection of letters written between John Adams and his wife Abigail during the year of 1774.
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Biography of George Mason (1725-1792)
Biography of George Mason
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Quotes by John Adams

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And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of Order, the Fountain of Justice, and the Protector in all ages of the world of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its Government and give it all possible success and duration consistent with the ends of His providence.

John Adams: Inaugural Address - Philadelphia March 4, 1797
Quoted Document: John Adams Inaugural Address

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I read my eyes out and can't read half enough . . . The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.

Quote 1035 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1035 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1035 If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.

John Adams: Inaugural Address - Philadelphia March 4, 1797
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Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.

John Adams: Thoughts on Government, 1776

Quote 1037 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1037 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1037 With this great example before me [George Washington], with the sense and spirit, the faith and honor, the duty and interest, of the same American people pledged to support the Constitution of the United States, I entertain no doubt of its continuance in all its energy, and my mind is prepared without hesitation to lay myself under the most solemn obligations to support it to the utmost of my power.

John Adams: Inaugural Address - Philadelphia March 4, 1797
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