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  • Secretary John Q Adams
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    John Quinsy Adams was born in Braintree Massachusetts. His other, Abigail Smith Adams and his father, John Adams (2nd president of the United States of America) trained John Quinsy very well. At ten years old John Q. traveled with his father on diplomat missions to Europe. He learned French fluently there in a private school at Paris. After Studying French in Paris Adams studied at the University of Leiden. In 1782 through 1783 he was a secretary and interpreter of the French in Germany. After b...
  • Letter To John Adams
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    Abigail Adams My name is Abigail Smith Adams. I am the wife of the second president of the United States and I am also the mother of the sixth president. I was born on November, 1744. I lived on a farm at Weymouth. I was often sick when I was young, and for medicine I was given broths in which there was boiled snails, or worms. I have a older sister, Mary, and a younger sister, Elizabeth, and a brother. My sisters were taught at the local schoolhouse and my brother had tutors who came to the hou...
  • President John Adams
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    John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Massachusetts Bay. He was born in a well-to-do family of five. He is the eldest son and was named after his father, John Adams. Young Adams was able to receive a proper childhood education, as his father was a deacon of the Congregational church, as well as a lieutenant of the local militia. Despite his busy schedule, his main interest and occupation was farming. At 1761, Adams' father passed away due to the flu epidemic. His mother remarrie...
  • McCullough's John Adams
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    David McCullough. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.656 pp. David McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933, and educated at Yale where he graduated with honors in English literature. McCullough lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts with his wife, Rosalie Barnes McCullough. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren. He is the author of Truman, Brave Companions, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, and the Johnstown Flood. He has rec...
  • General Information About John Adams
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    JOHN ADAMS Adams, John (1735-1826), second president (1797-1801) and first vice-president (1789-97) of the United States, and leader in the movement for independence. His presidency was marked by rivalry with Alexander Hamilton, controversy over government measures taken to curb political opposition, and a crisis in U.S. relations with France. John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, a town in which Adamses had lived since 1638. His father had married in...
  • Great Chief Justice John Marshall
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    John Marshall: The Great Chief Justice John Marshall was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on September 4, 1755. He was the first son of Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. His role in American history is undoubtedly a very important one. As a boy, Marshall was educated by his father. He learned to read and write, along with some lessons in history and poetry. At the age of fourteen, he was sent away to school, and year later he returned home to be tutored by a Scottish pastor who lived wit...
  • John Adams
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    The second President of the United States was John Adams, a lawyer and diplomat. Adam's public career lasted more than 35 years. He was second only to George Washington in making a place for the young United States among the nations of the world. In his devotion to the country he was second to none. Adams was a federalist. He, like other federalists, believed in a strong central government. However, he was independent and decided issues for himself in the interests of his country and often again...
  • Letters Between John And Abigail Adams
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    John Adams, by David McCullough The book, John Adams, by David McCullough, is a powerfully written biography of one of our nation's greatest heroes. This biography explores Adams' life in great depth, unveiling a side to his life unbeknownst to those who have never studied his life in great detail. Through diary entries, letters, and various other documents, the reader grasps a sense of what Adams' day to day life was like, and is also able to grasp the enormity of his lifetime accomplishments. ...
  • John Later Died 8 Years
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    This was written in the first person... I was born in November 11, 1744. My mother's name was Elizabeth Quincy Adams and My father's name was Reverend William Smith. My mother was a descendent of the Quincy's. A descendent of a 17th century puritan preacher, Thomas Shepard of Cambridge. My father and other for bearers were Congregational ministers. My father was a well-educated man. He was well-off. He was easy going and very friendly. He told me to "to say all the handsome things you could of p...
  • Adams Dreams Of Independence
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    1776 Broadway's version of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence is portrayed in 1776. It has representatives of the original thirteen colonies that gathered in the sweltering heat of a Philadelphia summer as the Continental Congress argued. Within itself, it is divided over the question of American Independence. The men have grown tired of listening to John Adams' repeated pleas for Independence. In fact, Adams himself had grown weary of the delegates' ability ...
  • Samuel Adams Thesis
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    "Let us contemplate out forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that 'if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom. ' It is a very serious consideration that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the eve...
  • John Adams
    998 words
    John Adams was born on October 30, 1975, in Braintree Massachusetts on their family farm. He was named after his father who was a deacon of the church. Senior Adams was John's role model in life. His father died of a flu epidemic in 1761. Susanna Boylston Adams, John Adams mother, comparatively not much was known about her except for her fiery temper. Susanna Adams died in 1797, while John was serving his first year as president. John had two brothers named Peter and Elihu. John's parents gave h...
  • John Hancock And Samuel Adams
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    John Hancock's ancestors came to the New World from England and had settled in Massachusetts Bay Colony by 1648. The Hancock family prospered and soon became one of Massachusetts's most powerful families. John Hancock's father and grandfather were graduated from Harvard College, one the first schools established in America. At the age of eight Johnny's father died. Soon after that Johnny went to live with Thomas Hancock, his uncle. Thomas was a rich merchant in the port of Boston. Johnny liked t...

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