Monthly Archives: June 2012

Vice Presidency

John Adams returned to America in 1788 after . He left London without any immediate commitments, he was even uncertain whether to continue in politics or return to his practice of law. However after his unexpected reception in America showing public support and admiration he decided to remain in politics. Within a month he had […] more

First American Ambassador to Britain – 1785 to 1788

After nearly a year of negotiation, in September 1783 Adams, Jefferson and Jay signed the  with Great Britain. During the period between the Treaty of Paris and his appointment as Minister to Britain, John was one a key negotiator of trade relations between the United States and Prussia. In 1785, John Adams was appointed as […] more

Treaty of Paris 1783 – Document transcription

The Definitive Treaty of Peace 1783 In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the Hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of […] more

Treaty of Paris 1783

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On September 3rd, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed by the three American negotiators, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay, and David Hartley, representing King George III. The treaty was signed at the historical Hotel d’York in Paris. The Treaty of Paris was ratified by the American Congress of the Confederation on January […] more

Diplomatic Assignments – Paris 1779 and Netherlands 1780

Diplomatic Assignment – Paris 1779 By November 1779 John Adams was packing again to cross the Atlantic and this time accompanied by John Quincy, twelve, and Charles, ten years old.  Congress voted unanimously to nominate him as minister plenipotentiary to negotiate the end to the war with Britain. Adams was aware that his mission had […] more

Diplomatic Assignment – Paris 1777

The new government started to face up to the diplomatic consequences of the war not until 1776 when Silas Deane was sent to France. Deane’s assignment was to purchase goods with the purpose of bribing Indians to cooperate with Americans and to persuade the French government to supply arms, ammunition and uniforms for the Continental […] more

Role in Congress

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John Adams served in Congress for four years, from 1774 to the end of 1777. During this time Adams served in a total of ninety committees, of which he chaired twenty. At the end of 1777 John Adams was simultaneously involved in twenty six committees, he was chairman of eight. No other congressman was as […] more

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