John Adams : The Second President Of The United States Of America

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John Adams
John Adams was born in 1735 and died at the age of 90. He was married to Abigail Smith and their son, Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States of America. He was a graduate of Harvard College and a prominent attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the second president of the United States of America. Before becoming president, he had served as Vice-President under George Washington.
John Adams was influential in stirring up the revolt against Britain rule in America. He openly and vehemently opposed the Stamp Act of 1765 which imposed taxes on newspapers, legal documents, and playing cards. As an attorney, one can see the impact of this act on his career. As a prominent of individual liberty, he supported the addition of the Bills of Rights to the constitution.
Bill of Rights The bill of rights refers to the first ten amendments to the constitution of the United States of America. It was written by James Madison who had wanted to safeguard the individual liberty of all Americans. As a member of the House of Representatives, he had attempted to re-write parts of the constitution that he felt was excessive. Following this, his write ups were revised by other members of congress and all the states in the union. The result was the bill of rights as we know it today. The bill of rights has played a crucial role in American history and continues to do so today. The current debate about national security and the right to privacy stems from the…

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