John Adams

4 April 2015
Examines the career of John Adams, the first U.S. vice-president.

This paper follows John Adams through his career with an emphasis on the ” the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived” the job of George Washington’s vice-president.
John Adams was very much involved with the government before he was elected president. He was a consultant and a writer for newspapers that critiqued the government of the day. John Adams was elected as a member of the Massachusetts legislature. However, this prestigious position was revoked as he rejoiced when the Bostonians dumped the hated British tea into the Boston harbor. During the Boston Massacre, shots were fired upon the citizens of Boston who taunted and heckled the British troops. None other than John Adams represented the British soldiers to be innocent and in danger of being railroaded by the colonists if action was not taken (Degregorio, 24). When Britain retaliated, John Adams was elected as a radical to the First Continental Congress in 1774. John Adams held strong ambitions for foreign policy and helped write the resolutions of May 10, 1776. He also strongly defended the Declaration of Independence such that he had certified it with his signature.
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