John Adams Major Accomplishments

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John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. He was a very honest, independent man who wanted to keep his country safe and out of war. Adams had a major influence on our country, but most of it had already been begun by our first president, George Washington. Some of his immense accomplishments are signing the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts, and avoiding the unofficial Quasi War. Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts (Biography of John Adams). He was named after his father who was a deacon at the church. As a kid, he grew up on the family farm in Braintree, where he farmed with his father Senior John Adams, who was his role model. Very few know about his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, who died during his first year of being president. She remarried shortly after his father died of the flu epidemic, to a man named Lt. John Hall (Biography of John Adams). During his childhood you would have never known Adams would become president, he had no aspirations to do anything school related and wanted to spend all of his time outdoors. His favorite hobby was hunting, he would hunt whenever he had the chance. …show more content…
By 1800, American ships were making the ocean shipping lanes safe again, and Napoleon Bonaparte of France was willing to negotiate for peace. Adams sent three delegates to the Convention of 1800 with France, which officially ended both the 1778 Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States and hostilities between the two countries (Amidon). Adams not only normalized the relationship between the two countries, but he also relied on diplomacy at a time when the United States was still young and not yet prepared to engage in a full-scale military conflict. His own party opposed signing a treaty with France, but Adams considered its guarantee of peace as one of the most important services he provided during his term as president

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