On September 25, 2022, The Roxbury Public Library, The Roxbury Historic Trust, and Roxbury Township Historical Society
teamed up to sponsor,  speaking from the pulpit of the historic First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, an appearance by
A FOUNDING FATHER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS !!!
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as presented by Actor Peyton Dixon
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Adams could not resist mocking his rivals for trying to appease Great Britain.
War was the only answer said Adams.
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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 Adams rolled his eyes when speaking of the self-centered publicity seeker John Hancock.
Adams shared the juiciest gossip with us about Hancock's vanity.
 
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A small part of the crowd which assembled to hear The President, upwards of 120 residents were there
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President John Adams was portrayed by Actor Peyton Dixon, his website:  www.HistoricExperience.com

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