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John Adams

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born
in Braintree, Massachusetts, The United States
October 30, 1735

died
July 04, 1826

gender
male

genre

influences


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An American Founding Father, the second president of the United States (1797–1801), having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States (1789–1797).

Adams came to prominence in the early stages of the American Revolution. A cousin of revolutionary leader Samuel Adams, John Adams was a lawyer and public figure in Boston. As a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, Adams played a leading role in persuading Congress to declare independence. He assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and was its primary advocate in the Congress.

Later, as a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate the e
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More books by John Adams…
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write .”
John Adams, The Works Of John Adams, Second President Of The United States

“I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife

“The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife