Ten fun facts about John Adams
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John Adams was born on 30th October 1735.
In 1770 John Adams defended British soldiers accused of killing five colonists of Boston Green in what is known as the Boston Massacre.
He was a key figure in both the First and Second Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.
He was sent to France in 1778 and later in 1782. He helped to make the Treaty of Paris with Benjamin Franklin and John Hay that ended the American Revolution.Fact 5
His wife Abigail Adams was the first lady to give Benjamin Franklin support.Fact 6
John Adams was elected as President in 1796 with Thomas Jefferson’s opponents as Vice President. They served together for four years, the only time in American history that a political opponent served on the two top executive positions.Fact 7
John Adams cast the tie-breaking vote at least thirty one times during his eight years as Vice-President and leader of the Senate, a record that has not been matched.Fact 8
He was the first lawyer-president and only president of the first five U.S presidents not to be a slaveholder.Fact 9
In 1800 he decided to move the capital of US to Washington DC and in the same year he determined to make Library Congress.Fact 10
John Adams died on July 14, 1826. Click here for more people facts ❯
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