John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. His father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman.He was born. His mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was born 1709 and died 1797.At age 16, Adams earned a scholarship to attend Harvard University. After graduating in 1755, at age 20, Adams studied law in the office of James Putnam, a prominent lawyer, despite his father's wish for him to enter the ministry.
John Adams is important because in 1796, Adams was elected as the Federalist nominee for president. Thomas Jefferson led the opposition for the Democratic-Republican Party. Adams won the election becoming the second president of the United States. John Adams was also a critic of Great Britain's authority over America. He was a Founding Father, the first vice president of the United States and the second president and his son, John Quincy Adams, was the sixth president.
An interesting fact about John Adams is after his presidency, Adams lived quietly with Abigail on their family farm in Quincy, where he continued to write to his friend Thomas Jefferson. Both Adams and Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of American independence. Adams's last words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives."
A famous quote from John Adams is "People and Nations are Forged in the Fires of Adversity."
John Adams was smart, brave, and nice. He went to England to and talked to different people for them to change there mind about the King and agree with America. He could have been killed, so many times. He became President of the united States and was really smart. Lastly, he was a founding father and helped us become the country we are.
John Adams influences others by becoming president and being leader of this country, he also did life threatening things. From him you learn you can do anything and be anyone you want if you put your mind to it.