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John Adams versus John Quincy Adams - Even though John Adams (1735-1826) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) were father and son, also they were our President in the United States but they are not the same. The differences are their early lives, the early political career, and major presidential actions. The early lives of John Adams and John Quincy Adams are different. John Adams?s father, who also named John, sent his son . young Adams to Harvard College at age fifteen, and he expected him to become a minister. His father was working hard to make young Adams?s life different than his own which was to become an educated person....   [tags: essays research papers] 1481 words
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams Do you know who the sixth president of the United States of America was (Facts about John Quincy Adams). Well, if not, you will soon learn about him. His name was John Quincy Adams. He was a beloved husband and father (John Quincy Adams). Not only was he president, he was also a lawyer, politician, and a statesman (Facts about John Quincy Adams). John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts. His parents were Abigail Smith Adams and John Adams. John Quincy Adams was named after his great grandfather, Colonel John Quincy....   [tags: United States, former president, biography]
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams was a prodigious politician, but the area in which he had the most effect and accomplishments is gray. Although he attained one of the highest public office positions in the US, he did little to benefit as the president of the United States. As a diplomat of Foreign Affairs, he helped established many treaties with foreign nations that helped make sure the fledging country didn’t suffer from any more setbacks. On the other hand, Adam’s attempt as president is riddled with holes of opposition that denied him any chance of actually contributing to the US because of lack of support for Adam’s legislative, division in his own party, his own ideology, tariffs, and his liberal ap...   [tags: Accomplishments, Presidency, Political History]
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams was the only son of a president to become president. He had an impressive political background that began at the age of fourteen. He was an intelligent and industrious individual. He was a man of strong character and high principles. By all account, his presidency should have been a huge success, yet it wasn't. John Quincy Adams' presidency was frustrating and judged a failure because of the scandal, attached to his election, the pettiness of his political rivals, and his strong character....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 1580 words
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams was a major influence in the history of the United States. John Quincy took part in more important events, and held more important positions than any person in United States history. Some of the important positions he held were he was American Ministers to four different European Countries (Hague, Prussia, Russia and England), a State Senator representing Massachusetts, peace negotiator to England, a member of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the State, and President of the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 884 words
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams (1787-1848) John Quincy Adams was born on July 1767, in Braintree Massachusetts. His parents were John and Abigail Adams. His mother came from prominent families, the Nortons and the Quincys, and his father was a prospering lawyer at the time of Quincy's birth, which allowed for him to have every advantage as a youngster. When he wasn't accompanying his father on diplomatic trips to Europe he was receiving the best education at private schools in Paris, Leiden, and Amsterdam. By the time he entered Harvard in 1785, he was proficient in Greek, Latin, French, Dutch, and German....   [tags: Biography] 1214 words
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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams Hello, I'm John Quincy Adams. I grew up in Braintree, Massachusetts, and when I became an adult I traveled with my father on his diplomatic missions until I became interested in political journalism at Harvard and eventually became he sixth president of the United States. During my lifetime, from 1767 to 1848, the United States was desperately trying to make allies, as the country was in it's infancy. I followed my father's footsteps, as I was working in foreign relations before I became President....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 876 words
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John Quincy Adams - Lenora Spahn 10/7/00 Presidential Outline I. John Quincy Adams A. Born- July 11, 1767 B. Died- February 23, 1828 II. Background A. Educational- Attended Harvard (1785-1787); Studied law under Theophilus Parsons at Newburyport, Mass. (1787-1790); Admitted to the bar, 1790. B. Occupational- 1. Minister to the Netherlands, 1784-1797 2....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 words
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Who's Vision Did America Follow? - America has gone through an incredible journey to be the country it is today. Whether it was discovering new territories, developing new connections between regions, or acquiring knowledge to benefit the land, America has grown into a prosperous country with significant ideals that were developed by its founding fathers. Two of the country’s founding fathers were Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. Though both had some differing visions for America, the country was founded on a combination of both of their insights and wisdom....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams]
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Comparing Presidents - James Monroe James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe. Elizabeth was a stay at home mom while Spence was a successful planter and carpenter from Scotland. First being tutored by his mother at home, James then attended Campbelltown Academy from 1769 to 1774 where he was an exemplary and excellent student. In 1774, while Monroe was thriving as a full-time student, his life took a turn for the worse when his father had passed away that very same year....   [tags: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams]
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John Adams by David McCullough - 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....   [tags: Biography John Adams McCullough Essays]
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John and Abigail Adams: Letters Of Love - Letters of Love Now letter-Writing is, to me, the most agreeable Amusement: and Writing to you the most entertaining and Agreeable of all Letter-Writing. – John Adams And – then Sir if you please you may take me. – Abigail Smith Love is a deep feeling of profound passion and intimacy. The story between John and Abigail Adams is a warm and deeply moving love between two of America's most moving people. Their names are inseparably linked as those of any pair in history. The story of these amazing lovers, patriots, comes to life through their intimate correspondence....   [tags: Abigail John Adams] 1270 words
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John Adams - John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1725 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the family farm. He was the older of two younger brothers, Peter and Elihu. John was named after his father John Adams Sr. His father was said to be the town's tax collector, selectman, constable and lieutenant of the militia. John Adams Sr. was the younger Adams’ role model. John’s parents gave him a lot of freedom. It was said that he doing activities outdoors and cared little for school. It is said that John’s stubbornness started at the age of ten when his parents were afraid that he was wasting his exceptional intellect....   [tags: US History Biography John Adams] 1303 words
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John Adams - John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 to John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston Adams. He was the oldest of three and lived in Braintree, Massachusetts. His father was a farmer, deacon, and town councilman. The Adams were not very wealthy and John Adams’ father knew he could only send one son and he wanted to send his eldest. However, John Adams told his father “I do not love books and I wish you would lay aside thoughts of sending me to college.” His father in reply asked him- “What would you do child....   [tags: farming, lawyer, deffense attorney, presidency]
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John Adams - As the second president of the United States and the first vice president, John Adams had experienced various kinds of lives of different social positions. Adams, in his early years, tried diverse professions like writer, lawyer, public speaker, and congressman. Later, he became one of the leaders of several political fields, such as the American Revolution and foreign relationships, whose contributions had influenced the United States Constitution. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," said by him, John Adams was more admirable to be a political philosopher than a politician....   [tags: Biography ]
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Life of John Adams, Second President of the United States - John Adams John Adams was a great proponent of the no taxation without representation proclamation. He was a devout Christian and delved into his life with the Holy Spirit. God had a great duty for John in the history and development of America. John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father’s name was John Adams as well, his profession was to deal with political matters in the town, and also to serve in the militia. John Adams’s mothers name was Susanna Boylston Adams....   [tags: american presidents, biography] 784 words
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John Adams - 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 remarried at 1766, but young john did not get along with his stepfather....   [tags: biographies bio biography]
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Biography of John Adams - ... John became a school teacher in Worchester Massachusetts to earn money and allow him to study law. To his father’s dismay that he was not pursuing a career as a minister John became a Unitarian, the belief that God is one person, with the absence of the trinity as God is three people in one. From 1756 to 1758 he began his studying with lawyer James Putnam, the most respected lawyer in Worchester at this time. In 1758 he received his A.M. from Harvard and was accepted to the bar. On October 25, 1764, John Adams married Abigail Smith, in Weymouth, Massachusetts....   [tags: farm, trial, murder] 781 words
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John Adams' Influence on America - John Adams' Influence on America JOHN ADAMS – A SHORT BIOGRAPHY HISTORY 1301 – U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 WHEN SEARCHING FOR THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON DURING THE EARLY U.S. HISTORY, GEORGE WASHINGTON COMES TO THE FOREFRONT. INCIDENTLY, DUE TO THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE RESEARCH, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION ON PEOPLE OR EVENTS ON HISTORY BEFORE 1877. TO MY SURPRISE, INFORMATION WAS LOCATED ON JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS. JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS SUPPOSIVELY HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE AND MARRIAGE TOGETHER....   [tags: American History] 1168 words
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Border Disputes: Adams-Onis and Jeddah Treaties - Border disputes have been extremely common over the past one thousand years. One dispute in particular was in 1819, called the Adams-Onís Treaty, and was between the United States (US) and the Spanish country borders. One other border dispute, happened recently in 2000, called The Treaty of Jeddah, 2000. Despite the two hundred year gap between these treaties, they have similarities within them. This is just a taste of the border disputes that have happened in the past. The Adams-Onís Treaty was signed in February 1819 by John Quincy Adams and Don Luis de Onís, hence the name, Adams-Onís Treaty....   [tags: United States, Spain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia] 591 words
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John Adams - John Adams Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience. Adams was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence. During the Revolutionary War he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and helped negotiate the treaty of peace....   [tags: Papers] 462 words
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Samuel Adams - "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 event." - Samuel Adams Thesis: Few people realize the effect Samuel Adams has had on our country, they know of him only that he was a politician at the time of the revolution, but he is ind...   [tags: essays research papers] 1085 words
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John Q Adams - John Q Adams John Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime. One as an enemy of British oppression and champion of independence. As an American diplomat in Europe and as the first vice-president and second president of the United States. His diary, letters and speeches showed him to be very patriotic, a stong family man and tough-minded philosopher. Adams was born in Quincy, Mass. on October 30, 1735. He was born in a small house that is still standing and open to visitors. His father was a Deacon and fifth generation farmer....   [tags: American History] 471 words
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Life of Abigail Adams - Abigail Adams, a woman very well known today originally met her husband John Adams when she was 15 years old and later on became the first lady during his presidency. When she turned 11 she met with a college professor and started her education. Abigail was born on November 22, 1744 and died on October 28, 1818 (The World of Abigail Adams). Throughout her life she had many long lasting accomplishments and was a leader in her household and for women. She helped make the Americas what they are today and helped give rights to woman....   [tags: biography, first lady]
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Abigail Adams an American Woman by Charles W. Akers - Abigail Adams an American Woman by Charles W. Akers Abigail Adams an American Woman was written by Charles W. Akers. His biographical book is centered on Abigail Adams the wife of John Adams, the second president of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. She was the All-American woman, from the time of the colonies to its independence. Abigail Adams was America's first women's rights leader. She was a pioneer in the path to women in education, independence, and women's rights....   [tags: Papers Biography]
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Abigail Adams’ Inspiring Rebellion for Women’s Rights - Born on November 11, 1744, Abigail Smith entered the world in the Massachusetts colony during troublesome time of England rule that was destined to end one day.1 Her family was well respected in the town of Weymouth, where she was born. Her father, William Smith, was a Congregational minister and her mother, Elizabeth Quincy, hailed from a prominent family in the colony.2 Abigail spent her time at her grandmother’s house where she was schooled in English, French, and history, meanwhile, gaining a well-rounded education from the many hours she spent in her father’s library....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]
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How The Adams-Onís Treaty Affected The Growth Of Our Nation - How The Adams-Onís Treaty Affected The Growth Of Our Nation Americans were interested in further expansion and looked to the weak Spanish provinces of East and West Florida. The Spanish were reluctant to give up what is now Florida, but in the end they worked out an agreement called the Adams Onis Treaty. In this essay I will describe how the Americans eventually got these provinces, the set backs of the signing of the treaty, and how it effected the economic growth of our nation. Americans living in West Florida between the Iberville and Perdido Rivers declared their independence, and President Madison ordered the Governor of New Orleans Territory to take control of the independent land....   [tags: American America History] 777 words
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Biography of Abigail Adams - Biography of Abigail Adams Abigail Adams was an amazing American. She was born in 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts colony. In 1764 she married John Adams, who later became the second President of the United States. She was the first president’s wife to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744. She lived in Weymouth, MA in the parsonage. It was a big house with many rooms. Abigail lived with her parents William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith. She had two sisters and one brother, Mary, Elizabeth, and William....   [tags: Biography Bio] 1215 words
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Biography of Abigail Adams - Biography of Abigail Adams Abigail Adams helped plant the seeds that would start women and men thinking about women's rights and roles in a country that had been founded on the ideals of equality and independence. Introduction Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith on November 22, 1744, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, a farm community about fifteen miles southeast of Boston. Her family on both sides had lived in the colonies for several generations and was well established in the more influential circles of society....   [tags: Biography Bio]
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Abigail Adams - Abigail Adams Abigail Adams was and still is a hero and idle for many women in the United States. As the wife of John Adams, Abigail used her position to bring forth her own strong federalist and strong feminist views. Mrs. Adams was one of the earliest feminists and will always influence today's women. Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith in 1744 at Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was a descendent of the Qunicys', a very prestigious family in the colonies, on her mothers' side. On her fathers' side Abigail was a descendent of Congressional Ministers....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 717 words
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Writing from the Perspective of Abigail Adams - Hello, my name is Abigail Adams. I was born in 1744 as Abigail Smith. I was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. I was the second of my siblings which is four, Mary, Elizabeth, and Will were my three sisters and brother. My father and mother were Reverend William Smith and Elizabeth Quincy. I was baptized the week after I was born because my health was very very very delicate and fragile and my body was frail. I didn’t go to school because of my health. My dog, Rover, kept me company on lonely days when I couldn’t go somewhere with my family and so did Phoebe, our househand....   [tags: Biography Bio] 416 words
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Abigail Adams and How She Shaped the Role of Women in American History - Almost everyone’s heard of her, there have been numerous books written about her, several thousand letters accounted for that she wrote. She was also the wife of the second president and the mother to the sixth American president, who was this woman. She was Abigail Adams. Abigail Adams life didn’t acquire meaning solely from knowing and being around these two great men however, Adams was eminently worth knowing as an individual herself. Throughout the ages, women have always been involved in war but Abigail Adams brought a new concept to women and war with her involvement in the early colonial years and the American Revolution....   [tags: Feminism, Politics]
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The Massacre of Captain John Gunnison and his Explorers in 1853 - ... He received his appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1833 on the recommendation of a family friend and then-Congressman Franklin K. Pierce. During his tenure there, he wrote prophetically to his parents that he “wished to accomplish the greatest amount of good in the least possible time.” He graduated with honors second in his class of 50 in 1837. Gunnison’s first assignment took him to Florida, where he served as an ordnance officer in the Florida War. In 1838, he assisted with the relocation of the Cherokees to Indian Territory....   [tags: historic turning points in American history]
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President John F. Kennedy and The Civil War - As President, John F. Kennedy was seen as courageous by acting on an intense topic of the time, civil rights. At first, President Kennedy was hesitant to be courageous. Early in his political career, he did not pay much attention to civil rights. His past relationships with blacks was that they were primarily his servants. In 1957, he backed an amendment to have a jury trial for anyone accused of keeping a black citizen from voting. Martin Luther King and Jackie Robinson were doubtful of JFK in his commitment to civil rights....   [tags: civil rights, emancipation proclamation] 609 words
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Life and Achievements of John Hancock - John Hancock was born on January 12, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was orphaned as a child and then was adopted by a wealthy merchant uncle who was childless. Hancock went to Harvard College for a business education. He graduated Harvard College at the age of 17. He apprenticed to his uncle as a clerk and proved to be honest and capable that in 1760, he was sent on a business mission to England. In England, he witnessed the coronation of King George III and engaged some of the leading businessmen of London....   [tags: biography, biographical essays] 786 words
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John C. Calhoun: The Starter Of The Civil War - John C. Calhoun: The Starter of the Civil War If one person could be called the instigator of the Civil War, it was John C. Calhoun -- Unknown. The fact that he never wanted the South to break away from the United States as it would a decade after his death, his words and life's work made him the father of secession. In a very real way, he started the American Civil War. Slavery was the foundation of the antebellum South. More than any other characteristic, it defined Southern social, political, and cultural life....   [tags: American History] 1431 words
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The American Revolution Mirrored Many of John Locke Theories - The American Revolution, which began in 1775, ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the United States of America. The American Revolution occurred when the American colonies got tired of being treated unfairly under the control of King George III and his parliment. Britain expected obedience from the American colonies regardless of the obscene laws they opposed on them. The American colonies, however, believed that they had certain rights that Britain should respect which included being treated fairly and justly....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism] 1124 words
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John Hancock's Accomplishments: A Powerful Patriot - Courageous. Willing. Patriot. These meaningful words define who John Hancock was to America. Born on January 23, 1737, Hancock demonstrated leadership qualities since youth. He played a major role in the American Revolution, as a leading figure, Massachusetts, as a successful governor. Hancock was a true patriot, through his courageous acts of defiance to Britain, pooling his funds to support the Revolution, and leading the Second Continental Congress. Hancock risked his life and the welfare of the people he loved to stand up for his, and the colonist’s freedoms and natural rights they deserved....   [tags: american revolution, second continental congress]
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How Was the Threat of War with France during John Adams’ Presidency Used by the Federalist party to Attack the Republicans? - A. Plan of the Investigation This study investigates how was the threat of war with France during John Adams’ presidency used by the Federalist party to attack the Republicans. It will look at the “Quasi-War’s” effects on the political attitudes of the time as well as legislation passed by John Adams and Congress. Specifically, the XYZ affair will be discussed as an example of the tense relations between the countries and a catalyst for the Federalist support used to gain an upper hand over the Republicans, and the Alien and Sedition Acts will be examined as an example of Federalist legislation passed against the Republicans....   [tags: American History, France, John Adams]
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JOHN COLLINS WARREN (August 1, 1778- May 4, 1856) - JOHN COLLINS WARREN (August 1, 1778- May 4, 1856) Synapsis The scientific community experienced several advancements from the late 18th century through the mid-19th century. This time period is of primary focus to illustrate the era in which a well accomplished anatomist left an astonishing, but often overlooked, mark in history. John Collins Warren, a skillful surgeon and fine anatomist, influenced and helped re-shape world wide views with his work on comparative anatomy titled Comparative View of the Sensorial and Nervous Systems in Men and Animals....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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John Hancock - John Hancock Our nation had many great people who have changed our nation’s fate throughout the history. These people may not be remembered but have changed our nation’s direction. People like John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, George Washington, and etc. were remembered. But a person like John Hancock, about 1/300 of the population of Unites States of America knows about him. Even though he is not remembered, John Hancock is one of the most extraordinary people who have change the fate of our nation....   [tags: Biography] 1832 words
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John Adams: A Brief Biography - ... He studied John Putnam’s law and when the time came to present him to the bar, Putnam failed to accompany him. Jeremiah Gridley, another lawyer, recommended Adams. Finally Adams was admitted to the bar in 1758. Adams focused hard on his studies of law and followed Gridley’s advice not to marry early. When the town heard Adams was a lawyer, they offered him a job of town register of deeds if would set up in town as a lawyer. Adams rejected their offer and returned to Braintree. The first case Adams took was two neighbors feuding for years....   [tags: US, Politician, President] 783 words
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A Letter to Abigail by John Adams, - John Adams, in a letter to Abigail Adams reflecting on the cost of war, stated, “Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it” (The American Revolution, 2014). Although there were dozens of events that led to the revolution, it was freedom from British rule the colonists wanted; however, there would be a high price paid for that freedom....   [tags: revolutionary war, freedom]
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John Adams, An American Composer - ... In the era of late 1960’s Adams attended Harvard University and appeared as a Clarinetists along with the band named Boston Symphony. John Coolidge Adams is an American music composer, who gained popularity for his composing music lyrics. His words are well expressed and in the past 25 years he changed the music composition to a new expensive as well as expressive language. He was born and grew up in the New England. In the early days of his life when he accompanied his father, le learned about the marching bands and orchestras....   [tags: classical music, minimalist or post-minimalist] 1395 words
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Constitutional Discrepancy in John Adams - HBO’s John Adams TV series brings the harsh historical beginnings of the United States and gives its viewers a glance at the lives of many great historical figures such as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington. This film series is directed by Tom Hooper, Gary Goetzman, and Tom Hanks and is based on a book written by David McCullough (HBO, 2012). Paul Giamatti enacts the role of John Adams who respects his wife Abigail, who is portrayed by Laura Linney in the film (HBO, 2012). Other important characters in the series are Thomas Jefferson by Stephen Dillane, Benjamin Franklin, by Tom Wilkinson and George Washington who is portrayed by David Morse (HBO, 2012)....   [tags: Television]
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Biography of John Adams - John Adams, was born in 1735 in a small town known as Braintree. In 1751 John Adams was accepted, and began to attend Harvard even at a young age John Adams had a strong drive for fame, but he was also humble from his childhood and his father. 1755 John Adams became a Schoolmaster for young boys and girls. One year after in 1756, John Adams began his legal studies to become a lawyer. In 1758 he was accepted into the bar in Boston Massachusetts. In the year 1763 John Adams publishes newspaper pieces under the name “Humphrey Ploughjoggers.” In 1764 John Adams gets married to his wife Abigail....   [tags: legislator, peace seeker] 1484 words
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John Q. Adams - 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 being a secretary and interpreter in Germany, He traveled to Holland John Q....   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Biography of Samuel Adams - Biography of Samuel Adams Samuel Adams: From the National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol Among those who signed the Declaration of Independence, and were conspicuous in the revolution, there existed, of course, a great diversity of intellectual endowments; nor did all render to their country, in those perilous days, the same important services. Like the luminaries of heavens each contributed his portion of influence; but, like them, they differed, as star differeth from star in glory....   [tags: Samuel Adams American History Essays] 3777 words
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Democracy An American Novel, by Henry Adams - In the late 1800’s, Henry Adams wrote Democracy An American Novel, in which he portrayed Washington society through the eyes of a wealthy young widow, Mrs. Madeline Lee, who is looking for the basis of American governmental power. In her search for the basis of power, Mrs. Lee encounters many facets of Washington society, such as the types of people who control the government. The novel moves beyond a simple plot and story and includes portrayals of the basic Washington types of people, Washington society, and Adams’ assumptions about American democracy....   [tags: democray, Henry Adams]
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Ansel Adams - "Standing there, gaping at this monstrous and inhuman spectacle of rock and cloud and sky and space, I feel a ridiculous greed and possessiveness come over me. I want to know it all, possess it all, embrace the entire scene intimately, deeply, totally as a man desires a beautiful woman. An insane wish. Perhaps not-at least there’s nothing else, no one human, to dispute possession with me" (Abbey 6). People today seem to view our wondrous national parks as such a small part of our country. They do, in fact, only take up a small percentage of the total land in the United States, but they are so much more than just the amount of land they assume....   [tags: Ansel Adams Essays]
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Ansel Adams: America's Most Beloved Photographer - Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco California on February 20, 1902. He was an only child of Charles and Olive Adams. He trained as a classic pianist, who then started to be interested in photography and forgot about the piano. He became America's most talented and beloved nature and landscape photographer. Ansel started school but was a poor student and did not like going to school In 1908. his father took him out of school and had him privately tutored In 1915. His father bought his son a year pass to Panama Pacific International Exposition....   [tags: Biography, Ansel Adams]
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Biography of Ansel Easton Adams - Ansel Easton Adams born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. Adams is famously known photographer and environmentalist. Ansel Adams best known for his iconic images of the Yosemite Park and the great American West. Most of Adams’s photographs was about the environment, nature, and landscape. Due to his love for the beauty of nature, Adams help promote, and protect the American wilderness. Ansel Adam first talent was playing the piano, it became his passion. But that surely change in the year 1916, Adams who took a trip to Yosemite National Park began to have interest in photography....   [tags: photographer, icon images, yosemite]
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The Monroe Doctrine: Origin and Early American Foreign Policy - The essay discusses the creation of the Monroe Doctrine and how its birth shaped U.S. foreign policy from the 1820’s through the American Civil War. It also looks at the key players and their various motives in creating this important document. The Monroe Doctrine History during the early 1800’s found the American people very interested in the situation involving the Latin American countries found in central, South America, and Mexico. Though these Latin countries tried to establish their own government and proclaimed their independence, certain European countries continued to fight and reinstate their force and power over them....   [tags: Impact on American Foreign Policy]
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John Cheever's The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, and The Enormous Radio - Throughout history, America has produced some of the greatest writers to walk the earth. Novels, poems, plays, and short stories have captivated the American public. No one was better at enchanting his audience than John Cheever. John Cheever wrote many short stories throughout his life. He has been presented with many awards for his works. Cheever was a master of spinning tales about suburban life and other situations he experienced. Some of his most popuar works included “The Swimmer”, “O Youth and Beauty!”, and “The Enormous Radio”....   [tags: John Cheever's Work] 1552 words
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John Donne: A True Metaphysical Poet - John Donne is unanimously acknowledged as a true metaphysical poet because he made an unlike conceptual thought against the Elizabethan poetry, showed an analytical pattern of love and affection and displayed an essence of dissonance in words and expressions. This paper concentrates on the exploration of the characteristics of Donne’s metaphysical poetry highlighting extended form of epigrams, conceits, paradoxes and ratiocinations. Donne in respect of the manifestation of metaphysical beauty was an unparallel and super ordinate among all poets such as Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, Abraham Cowley, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and many more....   [tags: John Donne ]
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John's Account of the Life of Christ - John’s gospel was written last, and contains the mostly unique information about Jesus. His purpose for writing this gospel was to convince the readers that Jesus was who he claimed to be, and for them to put their trust in him. Another principle theme is Jesus’ deity, which can be seen in more than a dozen passages. Within the book of John, there are only seven miracles, each are different, and five of them are unique to John. Unlike all the other gospel accounts, John begins his book not with Jesus’ birth, but with a theological prologue explaining the reasons and nature of Jesus’ incarnation as well as the purpose he had in taking on human flesh....   [tags: jesus, bible, john's gospel] 559 words
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Discrimination in "The Chrysalids" by John Wyndam - Throughout time, readers have learned many different lessons from their favourite books. In The Chrysalids, John Wyndam used his story to teach his readers valuable, lifelong lessons. He makes it evident to his readers that prejudging certain people is not right. Also, he relates how change is possible, but hard to achieve. More specifically, religion often influences one’s point of view. John Wyndam’s, The Chrysalids was written with a purpose that teaches his readers about discrimination, about how change is possible, and how religion often influences one’s point of view....   [tags: The Chrysalids, John Wyndam] 810 words
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Alcoholism in The Swimmer, by John Cheever - “The Swimmer” by John Cheever is a short story about Neddy Merrill and his journey through alcoholism. Alcoholism plays a detrimental role in Neddy Merrill’s life because it has been ruined due to his dependence on this awful substance. The author symbolically presents the stages of alcoholism, its effects on the alcoholic, as well as how the alcoholic’s family and friends change towards Neddy. The pools that Neddy swims through, as well as the people and situations that Neddy encounters represent the different stages of his drinking....   [tags: the swimmer, john cheever, alcoholism]
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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles - People frequently betray others because of the evil in their hearts. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles uses the pureness of the rakish Finny to portray the savage or bad side of the vulpine Gene. He also uses it to prove that peace is exceedingly difficult to acquire until a person accepts the ignorance in their own heart. That means that acceptance is the key to finding peace. Thus, Gene finds his peace when Finny forgives him and when Gene learns to forgive himself as well. Gene assumes that Finny and he despise each other, until he becomes aware of how flawless Finny really is, which Gene loathes....   [tags: A Separate Peace, John Knowles] 740 words
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