John Adams Timeline

By SaraK
  • John Addams is born

    John Adams was born in a Massachusetts bay colony on October 30, 1735.
  • Boston Superior Court Bar

    John Adams was admitted to the Boston Superior Court Bar on November 6, 1758.
  • Death of John's Father

    John Adam's father dies during an influenza epidemic.
  • Treatie of Paris

    The treatie of Paris ends the French and Indian War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    King George III signs the Proclamation 1763, which forbids colonial expansion into North America's Western territories.
  • Marriage

    John Addams marrys Abigail Smith.
  • Revenue Act of 1764

    British Parliament passes the Revenue Act of 1764. (Also known as the Sugar Act)
  • Stamp Act

    Parliament passes the stamp act, the first direct tax on the American colonies.
  • First Child...

    John Adams and his wife, Abigail Smith have their first Child. They named her Abigail Amelia Adams.
  • Reapealing the Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act is repealed on this day, Instead Parliament passes the Declaratory Act, which asserts its authority to make laws for the colonies "in all cases whatsoever."
  • First Son Is Born...

    John Adams and Abigail Smith have their first son, John Quincy Adams.
  • Sending the Troops

    Parliament sends 4,000 British Troops to Boston in response to the protest against British taxation in Massachusetts.
  • Second Daughter is Born

    John Adams and Abigail Smith have their second daughter, Susanna Adams.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre occurs when British soldiers open fire on a mob and kill five colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party is newest argument between the king and the colonists.
  • The Beginning of a Revolution?

    British troops sent to seize colonists' gunpowder clash with the the Massachusetts Militia in Lexington and Concord. British leaders wonder if this is the beginning of a revolution.
  • Resolution of Independence

    Adams seconded the resolution of independence introduced by Richard Henry Lee that "these colonies are, and of a right ought to be, free and independent states."
  • Virtual Secretary of War

    Appointed president of Congress' Board of War, Adams becomes a virtual Secretary of War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Congress formally adopts the Declaration of Independance.
  • Elizabeth

    Abigail Smith gives birth to Elizabeth Adams on John Quincy's tenth birthday.
  • Constitution of the Commonwealth...

    The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, written by Adams, is adopted.
  • First Vice President

    John Addams became the first Vice President for President George Washington.
  • Start of Presidency

    John Addams Becomes the President of the United States
  • John's Mother Dies

    John Adam's mother, Susana Boylsten Adams dies.
  • John Adam died

    John Adams died on July 4, 1826 when he was 91 years old.