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John Adams

            John Adams the second President of the United States was born in Braintree Massachusetts on October 30, 1735. The oldest some of his father John Adams, who was a farmer and Susanna Bolyston Adams. John Adams was brought up on a farm his grandfather had cleared out for his family over one hundred years earlier. He became greatly attached to Braintree. Adams attended school in Braintree up until age 16 when then he enrolled in Harvard College. Graduating in 1755 Adams took a teaching job in Worcester, Massachusetts. Although a teacher he continued to study, he was most interested in Latin, history, and law. He soon discarded his plan in becoming clergymen and focused on law. He was a very intelligent and disciplined scholar and he gained a great knowledge of law that was probably unheard of in colonial America. In 1758 Adams began to practice law in his hometown of Braintree. He slowly gained recognition as an able lawyer. Then he went on to practice law in Boston. In Boston he had met many interesting men who he would meet up with further down the road. .
             In 1761 John Adams began to feel patriotic. A new King had been appointed in England and a new writ of assistance had to be chosen and approved by the Massachusetts Colony's Superior Court. John Adams father had passed away and because he died John gained a place in the Braintree Town Meetings; this began Johns political career. Some of the first things John had done was making his brother deputy Sheriff and to bar amateurs from practicing law. In 1765 The Stamp act was becoming the big thing, The Stamp Act was issued in March Grenville expected to collect over 60,000 pound in one year from it. The Act forced colonists to buy a tax stamp that cost from half a penny up to 10 pounds. This Act was taxing any thing a colonist was buying, not matter what it was it was being taxed. John began to write and publish a series of news paper essays titled " Dissertation On Canon and Feudal Law.

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