A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence, and signed the declaration od independence.
John Adams letter to his wife.
"Posterity ! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it."
Presidental Policies of John Adams
He believed in representative government.He believed in checks and balances. He believed in a nation under one God. He followed the pattern that George Washington set. He also believed in the navy, therefore creating our first navy.
Second President of the US
John Adams was the president of the US from 1797 to 1801. He was a federalist, and his Vice President was Thomas Jefferson. He was also Goerge Washingtons Vice President.
John Adams Signature on the XYZ Act
The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic affair that strained relationships between the US and France, and lead to the undeclared naval war called the Quasi War.
Alien and Sedition Act
The Alien and Sedition Act was an act of four laws. The fist was to require 14 years instead on 5 to become a citizen. Second was to deport dangerous aliens from the US. Third was the wartime arrest of any dangerous enemy power. Four was any treasonable activity was a high misdemeanor.
Napoleon Bonaparte over throws the French government
In November of 1799 Napoleoon returned to Paris a war hero. Then the following week Napoleon participated ia a coup d'etat, a sudden overthrow of the government. Four years later he declared himself king of France.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress was established in 1800. It was one of the most important contributions of John Adams. In the library they keep some of the most important documents of our history like the Constitution and the Declaration of the Independence.