When he was twenty years old, he worried over never having any bright ideas, or being too bright for his own good and show off to others who would befriend him. He hated that he was overly proud and conceited and wanted to change that about himself. 3) Abigail Adams had views on nearly everything and people. She was always quick to express what she was thinking. She was an independent woman who took responsibility of all her duties as a wife and a mother. She had the positive quality of being such a loving and caring wife, and made John Adams' life Infinitely fuller. It's almost as If she was the missing piece to his puzzle.
His marriage to Abigail was the most Important decision of his life. 4) John Adams was asked to defend the soldiers and their captain when they came to trial. He was informed that no one else would take the case, but he accepted regardless what judgment he would soon be getting. He said that no man in a free country should be denied the right to counsel and a fair trial, and convinced, on principle, that the case was of utmost importance. He put law above his personal beliefs and knew it was his duty to accept the case. Eventually, his fellow patriots came to respect him for what he had done. John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. " He said this during his successful defense of the British soldiers who fired upon the crowd during the Boston Massacre. His actions to represent the British soldiers proved that despite all differences, men of principle can act Justly under the rule of law. This statement about facts, like many truths, Is universal and teaches that we must face truths, even when we don't Like them. 6) Briefly describe each of the following
George Washington: Commander of Virginia militia, Continental arrant commander in chief during Revolutionary War, first president James Otis: Also a leader with John Adams of a new generation of political activist, a group called Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty united otherwise adversary groups taking opposition to the Stamp Act to the streets, organizing riots and intimidating tax collectors. Sam Adams: Ben Franklin: Philadelphia first citizen, the most famous American alive, printer, establishing the American philosophical Society resulting in Philadelphia becoming he recognized center of American thought and ideas.
Thomas Jefferson: Be]main Rush: John Dickinson: 7) Describe the role Adams played in each of the following: Boston Massacre: March 5th. Stamp Act: Last week of May 1765, Starting in November, nearly everything written or printed on paper other than private correspondence and books were required to carry revenue stamps. This helped pay for the cost of the French and Indian war and to meet the expense of maintaining a colonial military force to prevent Indian wars. Adams remained cautious with his involvement in political activities involving the Stamp Act.
He was worried that this might hurt his reputation. This Act marks the beginning of the struggle for freedom and independence. His involvement started in August 1765 when he published an essay in the Boston Gazette entitled "A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal LaW'. The Stamp Act was hardly mentioned, however it discussed British Law and how certain liberties and freedom Americans enjoyed was earned by many generations of Americans.