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The United States First President John Adams

- The United States Second President John Adams was born on October 30, 1735. When Adams was growing up he had a young and productive life, Adams would help farm on his family farm in Braintree, and would play with the towns children around him. Later Adams would move on to college where he learned that he was going to be a great public speaker. Adams would not be a minister as his father, Deacon John, wanted him to be. Adams would go on to become a well-known lawyer in Boston. There Adams would have one of the most important case of his career....   [tags: John Adams, John Quincy Adams]

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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]

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Abigail Adams And The Abolition Of Slavery

- Background: Wife of John Adams, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams was known to advocate education in public schools for girls even though she never received formal education; however, she was taught how to read and write at home and acquired the opportunity to access the library of her parents where she broadened her knowledge of philosophy, theology, government and law. The informal education provided her with a basis of political ideas influenced by her grandfather, John Quincy....   [tags: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Alexander Hamilton]

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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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Abigail Adams And Abigail Smith

- ... Even during his presidency, he didn’t know what would become of America. During his presidency he passed a few acts such as the Alien Act and the Sedition Act. In his younger years, he met Abigail. John Adams was a great president. However; he didn’t earn that reputation all on his own. Going back to the letters, they are at least 1,000-recorded letters between Abigail and John Adams during his presidency. Most wives are worried and want to check up on their husbands. Not only did she ask about John’s well being, she would ask him about what he was doing....   [tags: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams]

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America Goes Not Abroad By John Quincy Adams

- “America… goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all” – John Quincy Adams. This quote from one of the founding fathers of the United States aims to tell us that the U.S. is not on an imperial mission to gather colonies, but rather to promote freedom and democracy. Throughout the countries history there have been events and instances that would not match up well with the countries anti-imperialist/Jeffersonian sensibility. But the country has been able to justify its wars, battle’s and expansions through manifest destiny national interest and U.S....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Women During The Revolutionary Era

- The Revolutionary War proved to be a monumental time for women and changed the gender roles and the cultural ideologies of America. While men were away, the services of women during the Revolutionary era were needed, “as a provider of essential services for troops, as a civilian source of food and shelter, as a contributor of funds and supplies, as a spy” (Kerber 8). This active role of women during the Revolutionary era eventually led to an ideology called the “Republican motherhood.” The Republican mother “integrated political values into her domestic life… she guaranteed the steady infusion of virtue into the republic” (Kerber 11) The Republican motherhood was centered on the belief that...   [tags: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Quincy]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Election Of The Federalist Party

- The election I choose to write about was the election of 1800. The two main opponents were John Adams of the Federalist party, and Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republican party (The Election of 1800). John Adams was running for re-election, and his vice president, Thomas Jefferson decided to run against him. The Federalist party had played a major role in our brief history as a country, as they helped ratify the Constitution (The Ratification Debate). The Federalists were pushing for more federal power, but the Democratic-Republican party was pushing for more power from the state government, which helped them gain a lot of support....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams]

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Andrew Jackson 's The Era Of Good Feelings

- After the decline of the Era of Good Feelings, Andrew Jackson emerged as an advocate for the common man. His following known as the Jacksonian Democrats, gained large popularity in the 1820s; with his growing support, Jackson won the 1828 election therefore securing political power for the Jacksonian Democrats. During Jackson’s time in office, the Jacksonian Democrats were guardians of the Constitution due to the use of veto power in order to preserve the values of the nation. The Jacksonian Democrats were also guardians of the American ideal of political democracy; they took efforts to provide equal power in politics for a larger population of Americans....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams]

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Analysis Of Andrew Jackson 's ' Great Presidents '

- ... He crushed the Red Sticks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, thereby opening up more of the Mississippi Territory for American settlement. At the turn of the year, he inflicted a major defeat on the British at the Battle of New Orleans. After the war and with designs on the presidency, he hired a few biographers in succession to spread perhaps the most captivating story of his life: his capture by the British at age 14 during the Revolutionary War. The story goes that when he refused to clean the boots of a British soldier, he was beaten with a sword, receiving his facial scars....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams]

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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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The Presidential Election Of 1828

- The presidential election of 1828 brought a great victory for Andrew Jackson. Jackson campaign received 70 percent of the votes cast in the Electoral College, popular participation in the election also increased as well, to a new high of 60 percent. Which more than doubled the turnout for the 1824 election. Jackson clearly headed a sweeping political movement (Locks). Andrew Jackson was one of the most powerful and influential presidents of the nineteenth century. America 's seventh president, serving between 1829 and 1837, Jacksonian policy implemented varies changes to government that greatly affected the territorial, political, and economic development of the United States....   [tags: John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson]

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The War Of 1812 Was The Presidential Election Of 1816

- ... Great Britain and Mexico owned land in the North and South West, a large amount of territory that America yearned for. Monroe knew that during his presidency he wanted to gain this land, he and John Adams agree that now was the time. ¬¬¬ After the Treaty of Ghent left confusion as to what would happen with demilitarization. America and Great Britain already decided in the Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817 to demilitarize around the Great Lakes, an area on the border of the Canadian and American territories....   [tags: United States, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe]

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The Presidential Election Of 1824

- In the election of 1824 for the first time in history, the presidential election was not based off of a two-party system. Due to the Federalists lack of interest in democracy, after the war of 1812 the Federalist Party had dissolved. Federalism was no longer a force in United States politics. As a result of this abandoned political party, the presidential election of 1824 encompassed four candidates representing the same party, with different views. The four candidates included John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, William Crawford, and Andrew Jackson....   [tags: John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, United States]

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Andrew Jackson Was Not Democratic

- ... How could these tribes live a life of peace and happiness if their neighbors speak completely different languages and have different cultural custom. Jackson also ignored the lack of supply of food and water that should have been provided for a group of agriculturalists. Mr. President attempts to sugar-coat the severity of the repercussions that will ensue if he moves different tribes onto one cramped piece of land. In Andrew Jackson Message to Congress written on December 7, 1829 he claims, “… I suggest for your consideration…setting apart an ample district west of the Mississippi… to be guaranteed to the Indian tribes.” (Doc J)....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, United States, 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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The First President Of The United States

- ... After a few odd jobs it was almost a decade later when he became a lawyer. His first case was two feuding neighbors. In 1769 Adams won his first noticeable case. He was able to get the charges of wine smuggling dropped on John Hancock. Besides his presidency and vice presidency, John Adams is mostly recognized for his involvement in the Boston Massacre trial. The Boston Massacre was the firing of British soldiers into a mob of Boston citizens. While labeled a Massacre only five citizens of the mob were dead at the end....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, United States]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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John Hancock : A Influential Man For Our Independence

- ... His uncle sent him to a school in Boston – the South Grammar School, now known as the Boston Public Latin School. 10 At this school he learned Latin and penmanship, which is most likely why his signature is so exquisitely written. In 1750, he entered Harvard College at the age of thirteen. He graduated in 1754 at the age of seventeen and became a clerk in his uncle’s shipping business. John did such a good job that his uncle sent him on a business trip to England in 1760. While there, King George II died, therefore, John was privileged to see history in the making – the coronation of George III, which was the King that caused and reigned during the time of the War for Independence.11 Jo...   [tags: American Revolution, Samuel Adams, Boston]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Visiting The John Brown House

- When visiting the John Brown house we were able to get a full in depth look at the house and its history. Visiting the John Brown house honestly felt like stepping back in time to 1786. The décor was a great representation of a simpler time when Brown family walked those hallowed halls. To truly get a better understanding of the house and explain our experience it is necessary to explain how the house was conceived and how it withstood the test of time; as well as give a brief inside look into the life of the owner John Brown himself and see how he foot mark on the planet....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Brown University]

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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 Legacy Of John Adams

- Rachel Heitmann Mr. Justin Bomar United States Government – Period 8 Founding Fathers—John Adams John Adams John Adams, a pertinent contributor to our country’s modern liberty, was a man with a rich and interesting legacy. He was the first president to live in the White House, and had a son who later became the President of the United States along with a plethora of other intriguing facts. Before that, however, Adams was one of the men whom we still remember and respect today. John Adams was a Founding Father....   [tags: United States, John Adams]

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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]

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Thomas Jefferson And John Adams

- ... Despite the recent revolution and all the hardships the early patriots had to endure in order to earn their freedom, these two friends were still unable to prevent the wedge of partisanship from splitting them. It was interesting to read how despite their differences, the two candidates shared similar goals that focused on strengthening their newfound country instead of spreading their influence as Washington warned against in his farewell address. The issue of becoming involved in foreign conflicts appeared to be the main point of contention between the two parties as opposed to the candidates although they each had their opinions on how international affairs should be handled....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams]

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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]

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John Adams And The United States Of America

- ... The French that that they could get anything from us because we were a young country, and that why they wanted a lot of money from us. He also made thousands of people in the U.S got ready for war to fight the French with or without his or her country. This is how the X,Y,Z affair was a poor action for John Adams. The Alien Act was another terrible thing that John Adams did that weaken the U.S. The Alien Act was a law that was signed by John Adams to weaken the Republican party. Because all the poor people and people from other country that moved here was a Republican and John Adams was with the Federalist party....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, United States]

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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]

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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]

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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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Abigail Adams : The American Revolution

- Abigail Adams resolutely sent her husband a letter in March of 1776 detailing the affairs of the household and, most importantly, reminding him to bear in mind the women of the new Republic when delicately putting together a new code of laws. John Adams dismissed his wife’s plea, but Abigail’s letter has stood as both a warning and an indicator of future relations between two sexes. Her threat of a rebellion metamorphosed into a feminist revolution that has since found itself under the weight of increasing social controls over women....   [tags: American Revolution, John Adams, Woman]

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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]

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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]

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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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The Life Of John Adams

- The life of John Adams is well documented thanks in part to the many letters of correspondence with his wife Abigale Adams. During his life John Adams was an influential figure in American politics. He was the voice of Independence during the first and second congressional meetings as well as ambassador to France and Americas first ambassador to Britain; not to mention he was the Vice President and President of the United States. HBO has made a series titled after this influential man. This will focus on the second episode titled Independence....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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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]

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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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Sam Adams And The American Revolutionary War

- The Author concludes that Sam Adams was a relevant individual involved in initiating the American Revolutionary War,1775, through his selflessness as an individual, tax collector and political leader as well as advocate for the people throughout the American colonies. Though the “appeal of revolution” had, long been a popular subject prior to Adam 's beginning, and the methods of mobilizing the “lower orders” had been becoming more sophisticated due to the promise of power, political decision making and control over one 's own destiny, Adam 's the Harvard graduate born in 1722, was not intimidated....   [tags: American Revolution, Samuel Adams, Massachusetts]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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The Legacy Of John Adams

- The Legacy of John Adams In the early history of the United States, many founding fathers and people before them helped shape the underpinning for our nation’s liberty. Of the founding fathers and persons who were essential in the naissance of the great nation known today as the United States of America, John Adams is undoubtedly one of the most vital of them all. John Adams by David McCullough did not only do Adams’ life story justice, it also painted the man and his works so vividly in every bit of glory he deserves....   [tags: American History]

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Rivalry Between John Adams and Thomas Paine

- Novangelous, Common Sense, and Socioeconomic Equality There is a great rivalry between john Adams and Thomas Paine while it did not affect their resolve to be free from England, but it did greatly show their motives in wanting a revolution. They key issue in their deep unbending political division was over socioeconomic equality To compare john Adams in his role as Novangeous and Thomas Paine in his famous pamphlet common sense, the focus must be on their views of fiscal equality and social fallout....   [tags: american history]

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Essay on the Canon and Feudal Law by John Adams

- John Adams, born in Braintree, Massachusetts on October 30, 1735, was the second president of the United States and served as the first vice president of the United States. Adams began his education in a common school in Braintree. He secured a scholarship to Harvard and graduated at the age of 20. He was one of the Founding Fathers of America, and was a political leader, diplomat, and leading promoter of America independence from Britain. He also promoted republicanism and a strong central government....   [tags: american history, presidents, stamp act]

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Analysis Of David Mccullough 's ' Truman And John Adams '

- ... This infuriated the colonists because they felt that they had no representation in Parliament. Furthermore, the colonists weren’t the only ones upset. Benjamin Franklin, one of the greatest contributors to our nation was not happy about the taxes either because he felt that Americans already contributed heavily to the defense of the Empire. However, as a result of the harsh taxes imposed by Parliament, the Sons of Liberty were formed in 1765. The Sons of Liberty used public demonstrations, violence and threats of violence to ensure that the British tax laws were unenforceable....   [tags: American Revolution, Boston Tea Party]

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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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John Adams

- David McCullough. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 656 pp. David McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933, and educated at Yale where he graduated with honors in English literature. McCullough lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts with his wife, Rosalee Barnes McCullough. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren. He is the author of Truman, Brave Companions, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, and the Johnstown Flood. He has received the Pulitzer Prize (in 1993, for Truman), the Francis Parkman Prize, (this award promotes literary distinction in historical writing, and is presented annually for the best book in America...   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Adams

- John Adams John Adams was criticized during his presidency by his enemies as well as his colleagues. Obviously, his reputation as president doesn't really bring a positive thought to ones head. But does John Adams deserve a better reputation as the president of the United States. He just did not do a very good job when it came to picking his cabinet. His colleagues messed up his reputation. On the other hand, a newspaper called the Aurora, which was publicized in Philadelphia during his presidency, continually heaped abuse upon Adams....   [tags: Papers]

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John Adams

- John Adams, who became the second president of the United States, has been accused by some historians of being the closest thing America ever had to a dictator or monarch (Onuf, 1993). Such strong accusations should be examined in the context of the era in which Mr. Adams lived and served. A closer examination of the historical events occurring during his vice presidency and his term as president, strongly suggests that Adams was not, in fact, a dictator. Indeed, except for his lack of charisma and political charm, Adams had a very successful political career before joining the new national government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Adams

- John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, on the family farm in the North Precinct of Braintree, Massachusetts. He was the second of five children to his parents John and Susanna Boylston Adams. John's father was his role model because he wasn't only a farmer by trade, but he also took on many other time consuming jobs around the community to help others. Everyone in his hometown in some way dealt with him because he owned the titles of: the deacon of the church, selectman, tax collector, constable, and the lieutenant of the militia....   [tags: Biography]

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John Adams

- John Adams (1735-1826) Founding father. Second President of the United States, first vice-president of the U.S., member of the Continental Congress, helped draft the Declaration of Independence, helped negotiate the treaty of Paris with England in 1783. Also known as the Paris Peace Treaty, this agreement ended the United States War for Independence, giving formal recognition of the United States, and established it's then-boundaries. Second President (1797-1801) John Adams devoted much of his presidential energy to dealing with infringements on American neutrality in an Anglo-French war....   [tags: biographies bio biography American History]

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