Saturday, September 18, 2004

Biography of John Adams Childhood

Biography of John Adams Childhood. This is a brief account which takes a look at the events in President John Adam's childhood. It is from a larger site which has a bibliography and essays on other parts of his life.

From the site:

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, (new style) in Braintree, (now known as Quincy) Massachusetts on the family farm. John was named after his father, a deacon of the church. His father was also, at times, the town's tax collector, selectman, constable and lieutenant of the militia. His father's occupation was farming. The senior Adams was John's role model in life. John's father passed away in the flu epidemic of 1761.

Of all the famous people in the Adams' life, comparatively little is known about John's mother, Susanna Boylston Adams. She was known to have a fiery temper. She remarried in 1766 to Lt. John Hall. Apparently, John did not get along with his stepfather. Susanna Adams died in 1797, while John was serving his first year as President.

John had two younger brothers, Peter and Elihu. John Adams was the second cousin of Samuel Adams, fellow revolutionary and John was the third cousin to his future wife, Abigail Smith.
Growing up, John took advantage of the freedom given by his parents. In his autobiography, John wrote that he cared little for school and enjoyed all types of outdoor activities. John's favorite activity was hunting. After a while, John began to bring a gun along with him to school. This way he could begin hunting even before he got home from school!


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abbey said...

Wow! This has so much great information in it I was so helpful. I just wanted to let you know that it was such a great resource for my paper. Thank You, Abbey

Monica said...

i hav to cite my sources in my paper due in 2 days, and to do tht i need the date of publication and author of this article...this info is very helpful but i cannot use it in my paper w/o an author =[

M said...


If you check out the style book of the citation source you are using (such as APA or MLA) there will be rules for citing webpages. This page was published on September 18th, 2004. The author is Dr. Michael Lorenzen.

However, why are you using a blog or a webpage to cite in your paper? These are often unreliable. Go to the library, find some books, read them, and cite some better sources.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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