Adams, John ___ 1735-1826 ___ American ___ teacher, lawyer, politician

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Adams was born at Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735, and studied law at Harvard. He married in 1766 and moved to Boston, where he became involved in the patriot movement. He was elected to the Massachusetts Assembly in 1770, and was then chosen as a representative to the First Continental Congress in 1774. At the Congress, he nominated Washington to be commander-in-chief of the colonial armies. In 1776, he offered a resolution that amounted to a declaration of independence from Great Britain. Congress appointed him ambassador to France. When he returned in 1779 he participated in the framing of a state constitution for Massachusetts. In 1781, he participated in the development of the Treaty of Peace and was one of its signatories. He also served as a diplomat in Holland and England. He was elected Vice-President under Washington in 1789, and then President in 1796. His presidency was dominated by the threat of war with France, and a debate over foreign policy. Moreover, in this early period of independence, Adams, a federalist, seemed to be in constant dispute with Thomas Jefferson, a Republican about the limits of federal power over the state governments and individual citizens. After his four year Presidency, he was invited to help reform the constitution of Massachusetts, but declined due to ill health. He died within hours of Jefferson, who had served eight years as President after him.
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1753-1804 ___ political people historyeye France

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Diary and Autobiography
The Earliest Diary of John Adams
The Works of John Adams

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