(what he did to make him famous and successful)
|John Adams was the second president of the United
| Delegate to First and Second Continental
| Leader in fight for American Independence|
|Diplomatic roles in France, Holland and England
during the American War for Independence|
| Vice President under George Washington|
|Born: October 30
1735 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts |
|Wife: Abigail Smith Adams|
|Children: (4 - 5?) Abigail, John Quincy, Charles,
|Died: July 4,
1826 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts |
Where he Lived:
He practiced law in Braintree (Quincy)
Childhood and Education
Childhood: Born in Quincy,
Massachusetts. His father was a farmer . He wanted John to be a
minister, but John became a lawyer.
Harvard College in Boston Massachusetts
|Thoughtful -- A good thinker|
|A good writer|
|Learned -- He knew a lot|
|Capable - He could get things done|
|Vigorous -- He was active & engaged in life|
|Vain -- He knew he was smart and was proud of it|
|Blunt -- He spoke his mind clearly and often
|Integrity -- He could be trusted to be honest|
|Thomas Jefferson - Wrote letters to Jefferson in
their later years|
|The Federalist Party - Adams and Alexander Hamilton
supported a strong central government.|
|Abigail Adams - His wife was a close companion||
|Starting a new country|
|Being Vice President|
|War between France and England|
|Opposed Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican
Party) who believed that the states should have some power.|
|First President whose son became President|
|First President to live in the White House|
|His Vice-President was Thomas Jefferson|
Resources for Information on this
"John Adams." The WhiteHouse Website.
Last Updated 7:31 p.m. (EST).
23 Feb. 2004
"John Adams." Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia.
2004. Encyclopędia Britannica Online School Edition.
23 Feb. 2004 <http://school.eb.com/ebk/article?eu=370822>.
"John Adams." American Presidents: Life Portraits.
2004. C-Span: National Cable Satellite Company. 23 Feb. 2004 <http://www.americanpresidents.org/