|John Adams, 1735 –
1826) was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and
Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States
from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the
American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain and
during the war, served as a diplomat in Europe. It was at his urging
that George Washington was appointed Commander of the Continental Army.
He was twice elected vice president, serving from 1789 to 1797. Adams
was a dedicated diarist and regularly corresponded with many important
contemporaries, including his wife and adviser Abigail Adams as well as
his friend and rival Thomas Jefferson.
A lawyer and political activist prior to the Revolution, Adams was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence. Adams was a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress and became a leader of the revolution. He assisted Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776. As a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain and secured vital governmental loans. Adams was the primary author of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780, which influenced the United States constitution, as did his essay Thoughts on Government.
President John Adams was portrayed by Actor Peyton Dixon, his website: www.HistoricExperience.com
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