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John Adams was born on October 30, , in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was a direct descendant of Puritan colonists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree and master's, and in was admitted to the bar. In , he served on the First Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president.
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Episode 2 - John Adams - PRESIDENTIAL podcast - The Washington Post
John Adams is one of the pivotal figures in American history, as a political philosopher, patriot, statesman, father — and the second President of the United States. So how much do you know this essential Founding Father on his birthday? Born on October 30, , Adams grew up in a modest New England home. He was a direct descendant of the Puritans who arrived in Massachusetts in the previous century. He never considered himself a British subject, always an American. Adams could also be blunt and difficult, but few would argue about his significant contributions to the Revolution — and the Constitution — during his year life. Here are a few fascinating facts about one Founder who did nearly everything for his country during a long, distinguished public career.
Adams defended British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. Although Adams joined with the Sons of Liberty in objecting to what he believed was unfair taxation by the British government, the principled attorney believed in the primacy of the rule of law. After the killing of five colonists in the March Boston Massacre, Adams volunteered to represent the nine British soldiers charged with manslaughter to ensure they received a fair trial. The two soldiers convicted of manslaughter were branded on their thumbs but avoided prison sentences. He was a great pen pal.