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John Adams

Biography report for my 1st Period L.A. class
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Tommy Montgomery

on 1 May 2012

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Transcript of John Adams

Childhood Family Career and Accomplishments Challenges History of the Revolutionary War Timeline John Adams 1735- Born on October 30, in Braintree, Massachusetts A life:
1735- 1826 1755- Graduates Harvard University 1764- Marries Abigail Smith on October 25 1767- My 1st son, John Quincy is born Our nation's 2nd President and a Revolutionary Man 1770- Boston Massacre occurs, I defend British soldiers in court 1774- I attend the First Continental Congress 1775- Revoltuinary War begins 1776- Co-writes the Declaration of Independence 1785- Serves as 1st American Ambassador in Great Britain 1789- Elected first Vice President of U.S. 1797- Elected 2nd President of the United States 1826- Dies on July 4, exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence John Adams Family members as a child
Father John Sr.,
Mother Susanna,
Brothers Elihu and Peter Family members as an adult
Wife Abigail Smith,
Sons John Quincy, Thomas,
and Charles,
Daughters Susanna and Abigail Web of my life- John Adams Career Challenges Childhood was happy and carefree almost all of the time started school at age 5 had to feed the chickens as chores on the farm Defended British captain and soldiers after the Boston Massacre Hated school so much I cut classes Revolutionary War starts 2nd President Co-drafts the Declaration of Independence First American Ambassador to Great Britain Education- A Local schoolhouse across the street from home (age 5) Braintree Latin School (age 10) A Private boarding school (age 15) Harvard University and studied law (age 16) Happy and carefree almost all of the time as a child, barely thought about my future I may have had the career I had because of my father, who inspired me, was a strong community leader, and a selectman on the town board. I also studied law at Harvard Quotes and Pictures Exit question-
What college did I attend and what did I study? Abigail Smith- My wife John Quincy Adams (1st son) as president in 1825 My house in Massachusetts Co-writing and signing the Declaration of Independence Being elected 2nd President of the United States of America. I also was the 1st to live in the White House First American Ambassador to Great Britain Graduating Harvard University Elected First Vice President of the U.S.A. Defended British soldiers on trial after the Boston Massacre
I defended them even though I knew people would dislike me for it, but I know that everyone is entitled to a fair trial and I believed the colonists would suffer if an angry mob decided someone's guilt and I knew that the colonists provoked them into firing at them
(I dealt with it by ignoring the angry colonists and did what I had to do) For a few years, I hated school so much I cut classes
(I wanted to be a farmer, but when my dad made me realize how much work it was, I decided to appreciate school) Revolutionary War starts (I dealt with it by drafting the Declaration of Independence) "My father was the honestest man I ever knew. I have never seen his Superior." -Me saying my father was always honest "You... have always softened and warmed my heart... You shall polish my sentiments... and... banish all my unsocial and illnatured particles." - I said to Abigail saying I love her "My heart bled for the poor people of Boston." - I said referring to the Boston Massacre "Is my election to this office... A curse or a blessing?" - I asked saying should I be honored being Vice President, or mad since I wasn't elected President "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - I said in my argument in the Boston Massacre trials, saying when you look at the facts, the colonists started this whole thing Different battles/events: *Battle of Lexington
*Battle of Concord
*Battle of Bunker Hill
*Battle of Yorktown
*Battle of Cowpens
*Boston Massacre
*Boston Tea Party
*Stamp Act
*Intolerable Acts
*Quartering Act Imortant People involved: Patriots--
*Paul Revere
*John Adams
*John Hancock
*Samuel Adams
*George Washington
*James Otis
*Thomas Jefferson
*Benjamin Franklin
*Roger Sherman
*Crispus Attucks, Samuel Maverick, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, and Patrick Carr (men who died in the Boston Massacre)
British--
*Private Hugh Montgomery
*Captain Thomas Preston ***War between British and colonists, Colonists won after the 8 year battle. It started because King George III was treating and taxing the colonists unfairly and the colonists were mad WORK CITED-

*Behrman, Carol H. John Adams. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company, 2004.
*The City of Quincy, Massachusetts
*The City of Boston, Massachusetts
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Adams
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