His father wanted him to study to become a minister but John desired to find another calling. He enjoyed rhetoric and public speaking and thought about being a lawyer but he did not think he was capable. He graduated from Harvard in 1755 with a BA degree. He started working as a school teacher in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then began studying law under James Putman after Putman took Adams to court sessions. He studied law at night and during the day he would teach. He was admitted into the bar at Braintree in 1758 and later opened h...
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...omas Jefferson. Although their different political views had made them enemies politically, they both started writing to each other and became close friends. As John Adams lay dying, some of his last words are said to have been “at least Jefferson lives.” What he did not know was that Jefferson had died a few hours before. On July 4th, 1826, the day that celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died.
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