Adams, John (Administration)

John Adams was the second president of the United States, from 1797 to 1801. He was born on October 30, 1735, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of a fifth-generation descendant of a migrant from Somerset, England, to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John Adams grew up in a relatively comfortable household and went to Harvard College when he was 16 years old. He then became a lawyer and became interested in politics in his opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765. During this time, he was influenced by Benjamin Rush, who actively campaigned for better treatment for the poor. He was enraged during the incident that became known as the Boston Massacre of 1770 and was a delegate for Massachusetts at the first and second Continental ...

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