Hayden SaalfeldMs. SchmidtHistory23 September 2016General Facts●Father was a lieutenant of the local militia.●Loved the outdoors as a child●Attended Harvard●The Stamp Act was a symbol of European tyranny. Adams wrote articles for theBoston Gazette about Europe’s tyrannical acts against America.●Adams voiced his opinion on the British often through the articles he wrote.●He was a believer in “unalienable rights” and defended the soldiers in the BostonMassacre trial. This shows that he wanted America to be the best it could, even ifit meant defending the enemy in trial. He won the case.●He spoke out against Thomas Hutchinson, governor of Massachusetts.●Thomas Jefferson said that John Adams was “the pillar … [of the independencemovement] on the floor of the congress, its ablest advocate and defender”.(History in Context)Revolutionary War Opinions●He believed that nothing could get done effectively in America if everything hadto be done from Great Britain.●He questioned why Parliament should have power over the colonies in every
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