Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about John Adams, including his political career, his friendship with Thomas Jefferson, his son John Quincy Adams, and his wife, Abigail Adams.
Offers insights into how the nation’s founding documents were forged and the role that imagination and vision played in the unprecedented creative act of forming a self–governing country. The exhibit includes a number of documents associated with John Adams.
The "Declaration Committee" consisted of Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and John Adams. This exhibition includes a timeline; an essay on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence; and related documents, manuscripts, and prints.
Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. This exhibition includes Adams's Fast Day Proclamation issued on March 23, 1798, and a letter written by Adams to Thomas Jefferson on religion.
In 1770 John Adams served as defense counsel in the trial of eight British soldiers accused of murder during a riot in Boston. Adams's impassioned speech in defense of the soldiers resulted in their acquittal. This site contains the covers of five reports and transcripts of the court proceedings, and includes the full-text of three of these items from the Law Library of Congress's Rare Book Collection.
Search PPOC using the subject heading " Adams, John, 1735 1826" to find digital images related to Madison such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase "John Adams" to locate additional images.
The cornerstone of the White House was laid on October 13, 1792. President John Adams and his wife Abigail moved into the unfinished structure on November 1, 1800, keeping to the scheduled relocation of the capital from Philadelphia.
Stephen Hess discusses his book on political dynasties in the United States. Beginning with John Adams, first U.S. vice president, Hess paints portraits of the men and women who have comprised this country's political elite.