Yearly Archives: 2012

Biography

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.…

Boston Massacre

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…

Biography

The young lawyer – 1758 to 1761

On November 6, 1758 John Adams and his friend Samuel Quincy rode into Boston to appear before the court to be sworn in as lawyers. Jeremiah Gridley recommended Adams to…

Biography

Early Career

Teaching – 1755 During the graduation ceremony John impressed the public with his eloquence and public speaking skills. Impressed by John’s commencement speech, Reverent Thaddeus Mccarty, who directed the Central…

Biography

Education

At the time it was tradition for the older son to get a college education, in the case of Deacon Adams it was his older brother who got to go…

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