Last updated on: 5/20/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John Adams Biography

Title:
Second President of the United States
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Second President, United States, 1797-1801
  • Vice President, United States, under George Washington, 1789-1797
  • Minister to the Court of St. James, London, 1785-1788
  • Served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and helped negotiate the treaty of peace between the U.S. and Great Britain, 1777-1782
  • Elected to the General Court, lower house of the Massachusetts legislature, 1770
  • Former clerk, Suffolk County Bar Association, 1770
  • Defended British Captain Thomas Preston, who is said to have ordered British troops to fire upon citizens in what became known as “The Boston Massacre,” 1770
  • Wrote a protest on behalf of his town against the Stamp Act, 1765
  • Began to publish a series of newspaper essays entitled, “Dissertation On Canon and Feudal Law,” 1765
  • Gained a place in the community ruling organization Braintree Town Meeting, 1761
Education:
  • Admitted to the bar (after studying under James Putnam), 1758
  • BA, Harvard University, 1755
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Was the US Founded "under God"?