On the 30th of October in 1735 John Adams was born in Braintree, this place is now known as Quincy, Massachusetts. He was the first born a farmer and his wife. His parents were more than just farmers his Father was part of the militia, a constable, a tax collector and deacon of the church in the town of Braintree. Adams’ father was his role model in life and where many believe he got his fighting spirit and leadership qualities. Not much is known about Adams’ Mother except that she was a fiery and stubborn woman, which many believe is where Adams got his stubbornness from. Johns’ Father was convinced that there was more for his son then just farming and for many years pushed him to get an education. John Adams mention his father in a letter saying, “probabl...
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After his presidency John Adams moved back to Quincy, Massachusetts with his wife. He retired there but that did not mean Adams would not keep busy. He spent the next twenty-five years writing. He wrote books, newspaper columns and many letters. One of the largest letter libraries are between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson his old rival. They continued to write each other well over 10 years. In 1818 John lost his wife but continued to live on until 1862. This was long enough for his to see his son become President in 1824, following in his footsteps. John Adams died on the United States 50th birthday. That July fourth in 1826 both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson left this world just a few hours apart, Jefferson a few hours before Adams. Around the same time Thomas Jefferson died, Adams spoke his last words saying “Thomas Jefferson still survives.”
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