After the Boston Massacre

The  had brought Adams great success as a lawyer. Within a decade of establishing his practice he had one of the heaviest caseloads of any lawyer in Massachusetts, nearly 450 cases. His clients were wealthy merchants, politicians and the country’s elite. To add to his success as a lawyer Adams was chosen to be the […] more

John Quincy Adams Facts

John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767. John Quincy Adams birthplace and childhood house is now part of the Adams National Park and it is open to the public. John was 5′ 7″ tall and athletic. He was an avid swimmer. John Quincy was named after Colonel John Quincy,  maternal grandfather. The city […] more

Timeline of the life of John Quincy Adams

Chronological events in the life of John Quincy Adams   1767 July 11:  John Quincy Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents were second President of the United States, John Adams and. 1778 to 1779 Eleven year old John Quincy traveled with where his father served as a diplomatic envoy. It took them six […] more

Facts about Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams is best known as the wife of second President John Adams and as mother of the . Abigail Adams, nee Abigail Smith, was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Her father was William Smith, a reverend from the Congregational Church. Her mother was Elizabeth Quincy, from a well known political family […] more

Olive Branch Petition

July 8, 1775 To the King’s Most Excellent Majesty. MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN: We, your Majesty’s faithful subjects of the Colonies of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, in behalf of ourselves and the inhabitants of these Colonies, who have deputed […] more

The XYZ Affair

What was the XYZ Affair? The XYZ Affair was a series of diplomatic events that involved the U.S. and France during the late 1790s and was one of the most pressing issues during . This incident resulted in an undeclared war known as the Quasi-War. Peace was restored with the Convention of 1800 also known […] more

Last years of John Adams

After his defeat in the 1800 presidential elections by Thomas Jefferson Adams returned to Quincy, he was 65 years old. During the first years of his retirement Adams seldom left  only to walk or ride in the countryside. He went through a long period of adjustment to a less active lifestyle. Adams did not publish […] more

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