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The student will be able to generate a large understanding of the life of our second president John Adams.
1735 Born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts on October 30th 1764 Married to Abigail Smith 1774 Chosen as a delegate to the First Continental Congress 1777 Elected as commissioner to France to negotiate a treaty of alliance 1780-1782 Obtained recognition of American independence from the Netherlands 1782-1783 Served on the commission that negotiated peace with Great Britain 1785 Appointed minister to Great Britain 1789 Elected Vice-President of the United States 1792 Re-elected Vice-President 1796 Elected President of the United States 1800 The Library of Congress was established 1800 The capital was moved to Washington, DC and the White House became home of the President 1800 Indiana territory was organized
He was born on October 30 th, 1735, in Quincy Massachusetts Skipped school to hunt and fish Loved being outdoors Wanted to live the life of a farmer Loved to read books
His dad was a farmer A deacon in the Congregational Church. He earned a living from farming and shoemaking. He wanted his son to gain a good and formal education As soon as John could read, his dad gave him the bible
Attended school taught by female teacher He went through a reading and writing class, followed by a Latin class He excelled his studies Went to Harvard University at age 15 Taught in a Latin school to earn tuition fees to study law Graduated in 1775
Set reputation as a blunt-speaking, and of independent mind Served as a delegate between 1774 and 1777 Also diplomat of Europe between 1778 and 1788
In the early days, the candidate receiving the second largest vote would become vice president Thomas Jefferson, who opposed Adams during the election, became John Adam’s vice president Adams won the election principally because he was recognized in the Washington Administration and he was able to win two electoral ballots from Jefferson states.
Federalists were led by Alexander Hamilton; party favored industry, banking, merchants, ect. Democratic Republicans, Let by Thomas Jefferson, who advocated limited powers of for the federal government, believed in heavy taxation for Adam’s military buildup, they were much more organized John Adams was a federalist
Adams spent more time in congress than the did with his family. Adams was married to a beautiful, smart woman named Abigail Smith She usually felt lonely without John Around to help her with household and family duties. She left behind about 2000 letters containing strong commentary, some of the strongest of her time.
They had five children: -Abigail Amelia (1765–1813) -John Quincy (1767–1848), -Susanna (1768–1770), -Charles (1770–1800), -Thomas Boylston (1772–1832) They usually spent long periods of time away from each other because Adams had government business
He was able to avoid war with the French He won the nation’s respect, even though he was criticized for signing the Alien and Sedition acts. Pardoned the instigators of Fries’s Rebellion
War erupted in 1792 because France attempted to export it’s revolutionary ideas to monarchical nations allied against the French Britain joined France, which worried Americans because Britain was it’s main source of trade Their ships started to seize American ships Result was Jay’s treaty. Plunged Adams into a foreign crisis
Within months of retirement, Adams threw himself into his writing and commentary. For the rest of his life, Adams wrote prolifically, including his autobiography and a voluminous correspondence With his retirement from public office, John and Abigail finally obtained the homelife that she had always wanted
Both Adams and Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Near noon, close to the time of Jefferson's death, Adams awakened from a deep sleep and with great effort proclaimed, "Thomas Jefferson survives." These were his last words, after which he fell into a coma. At about six o'clock in the evening, as the warm day turned cool, John Adams died. He was ninety-one years old.
Q: What were John Adam’s last Words? “Thomas Jefferson Survives”
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