Friday, October 31, 2008

John Adams

John Adams (October 30, 1735-July 4, 1826) was a famous politician in early American history. He served as the United States' first Vice President, serving for two terms. He also served as the second President of the United States.

Adams, before we were the U.S., served as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He worked diligently at persuading the group to adopt the Declaration of Independence.

Early Life

Adams was born to John and Susanna Boylston Adams, on October 30, 1735, in Braintree, Massachusetts .

In 1751, at age sixteen, Adams attended Harvard College. Adams's father desired that he become a minister, however, John was unsure about his career. He taught at Worcester, giving him some extra time to think about his future career. 'After much reflection, he decided to become a lawyer and studied law in the office of James Putnam, a prominent lawyer in Worcester. In 1758, Adams was admitted to the bar. From an early age, he developed the habit of writing descriptions of events and impressions of men which are scattered through his diary. He put the skill to good use as a lawyer, often recording cases he observed so that he could study and reflect upon them.' (the words in the ' and ' are taking from

John Adams married Abigail Smith, in 1764. They had six children: [1]Abigail, [2] John Quincy, [3] Susanna, [4] Charles, [5] Thomas Boylston, and [6] Elizabeth.

The Adams Cabinet

Office Name Term

President John Adams 1797–1801
Vice President Thomas Jefferson 1797–1801

Secretary of State Timothy Pickering 1797–1800
John Marshall 1800–1801

Secretary of Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr. 1797–1801
Samuel Dexter 1801

Secretary of War James McHenry 1796–1800
Samuel Dexter 1800–1801

Attorney General Charles Lee 1797–1801

Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert 1798–1801


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1 comment:

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