John's childhood days were valuable to him as his parents gave him much freedom to learn and explore for himself. Like most young boys, he showed no ambition during grade school; but he certainly cherished the outdoors and would prefer to hunt than to be involved with anything else. He enjoyed hunting so much that he would transport a gun to school with him everyday so that he could hunt on his walk home. John's parents began worrying about his lack of interest in education when he was about ten years old. His father asked him one day what he wanted to do when grew up and John's answer was to be a farmer. The next day, his father led him to the monotonous fields to prove to John that hard work and no education would haunt him for the remainder of his life. He was treated as an adult would be dealt with while on the job and after the extensive day finally came to an end, John strolled back to his home; exhausted,
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... viewpoints. On July 4th, 1826, Adams died in his hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts. John Adams will always be remembered as a hero and role player in American history. Without his efforts and contributions to the formation of this country, the United States wouldn't have developed into the glorious country that it is today.
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