Monthly Archives: April 2012

Timeline

Chronological events in the life of John Adams.   1735 October 19: John Adams is born in the city of Braintree, Massachusetts. His parents were John Adams and Susana Boylston. He was the oldest of two brothers, Peter and Elihu. 1741 Started school at Dalme Belche’s house where he studied arithmetic, reading and religion. 1743 […] more

What was the Boston Massacre?

On March 5th, 1770 a fight between British soldiers and colonial residents broke near the Customs House in Boston, five colonial residents were shot and killed by British soldiers. Bostonians called this bloodshed the Boston Massacre. Even though the event happened more than two centuries ago, people still debate whether the responsibility falls within the […] more

Stamp Act and the beginning of political activism

In May 1765 colonial residents learned that England had passed a new law called the This Act marks the beginning of the and American independence. It was also the beginning of a new chapter in John Adams’ life and his involvement in political activism. . Opposition to the Stamp Act created the Stamp Act crisis. […] more

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